A vitrectomy is an invasive surgery that can remove eye floaters from your line of vision.
Within this procedure, your eye doctor will remove the vitreous through a small incision.
The vitreous is a clear, gel-like substance that keeps the shape of your eye round.
How long does it take for eye floater to go away?
Most of the time, floaters are not the sign of anything dangerous. Floaters caused by loose cells, for example, are usually not that bothersome and often go away on their own in a few weeks or months. The floaters that look like wispy threads tend to be more visible, and in most cases they will also go away with time.
Can anything be done about floaters in the eye?
For people who have floaters that are simply annoying, no treatment is recommended. In these cases, a vitrectomy, a surgical procedure that removes floaters from the vitreous, may be needed. A vitrectomy removes the vitreous gel, along with its floating debris, from the eye.
Are eye floaters dangerous?
A: Eye floaters are common and usually harmless. The National Eye Institute (NEI) describes them as cobwebs, spots, or strands that float around in your field of vision.
Can floaters be cured with eye drops?
Most eye floaters don’t need to be treated. While learning to cope with them costs some time and frustration, many people are able to ignore them more easily over time. When floaters are so large or so numerous they impair your vision, your eye doctor may recommend surgery or laser therapy to remove them.