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Eye floaters are small structures (clumps of protein) inside your eye that cause you to see spots, transparent blobs, or tiny worm-like shapes drifting through your vision.

An Overview: What is Floaters?

At a Glance:

  • Small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision
  • Most floaters are not dangerous, and are cause by tiny pieces of tissue inside of the eye
  • However, a sudden increase in new floaters may indicate a problem, and it is important that you make an appointment with our specialists to confirm retina health and function to rule out a retinal tear or detachment

The specks or small dark dots are known as floaters because they literally float inside the vitreous chamber, which is the inner part of the eye. The vitreous chamber consists of a dense fluid called vitreous, a kind of gel-like substance that gives the ocular globe its tone and shape. Over the years, vitreous tends to detach and collapse, changing its consistency, and sometimes turning into small dots or specks that a person perceives as shadows or opacities in the line of vision.

Often, what a person perceives are dark or black specks that float in the field of view when they shift their gaze. These specks or dots are more noticeable when the person stares at a bright background such as a blank space or the clear blue sky.

Generally, floaters do not represent an issue since the brain is able to neuro-adapt to a point where normal visual capability is not altered.

In other cases, an individual can have floaters that are large in size or positioned in a way that is annoying for the vision. These specks or floaters can reduce visual acuity or create an irritating interference in the vision field.

Vitrectomy for Floaters

Because floaters can be a symptom of a potentially blinding condition, it is important that you have any new floaters examined.

Once a complete eye evaluation and diagnostic exam, with the most advanced technology to take special videos that allow patients to identify the floaters, has been carried out, our specialist will discuss the findings with you and a procedure known as Vitrectomy may be recommended.

A Vitrectomy is a safe, effective and a minimally-invasive procedure. Most patients who undergo for a Vitrectomy to treat floaters experience complete and instant relief of their symptoms.

Retina Specialist Tijuana Dr. Sergio Groman

Why CODET for Floaters?

Constellation Vision System

Technology for Vitrectomy in CODET

At CODET Vision Institute we perform a minimally invasive Vitrectomy technique by using the most advanced technology with ultra-thin 27G devices to make incredibly small incisions.

Constellation Vision System

Innovation for retina surgery. The gold standard in vitreoretinal surgery platforms.

Benefits and highlights:

  • Maintains stable intraocular pressure (IOP) with automatic, constant pressure monitoring
  • Footswitch control and customized voice confirmed settings, surgeon-approved interface
  • Seamless design and integration with a complete range of gold-standard surgical equipment
  • Surgeons trust equipment that constantly, consistently delivers control, stability, and efficiency

What is Floaters?

A quick and easy look on floaters.

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