Now there are two types of floaters, the nasty one's you sometimes find floating in the toilet or local swimming pool, and the ones that you get in your eyes. The ones I'm talking about here are the latter of the two.
I've had floaters in my eyes for around 6 years or so now. I first noticed what appeared to be a dark strand one day when I was working at my PC. I figured it might go away, it didn't. When I had my regular eye examination I mentioned this and I was told that there's not a great deal that can be done about them, in fact even my optician has a problem with them. Anyway gradually over the years the problem has gotten worse so now both eyes have floaters of varying types.
Some appear dark and others looks like strands made up of little translucent bubbles, some twisted and knotted. In bright light or looking at my PC screen these can be extremely annoying and distracting and some days they really do depress me. Other days I seem to be able to forget about them if I try, but once you notice them you're following them as they drift about in your vision. In subdued light you rarely notice them, so watching TV etc... is normally fine for me.
What Eye Floaters are are particles that are drifting around in the vitreous liquid of the eye, and as light comes in your eye they're casting a shadow on the back of your eye that the retina picks up.
The picture above should give some sort of example of what these floaters look like.
In my most recent eye exam my actual eye sight had barely changed, with my glasses I can see fine, but these floaters are a huge pain that I wish could be cured.
I've heard there is an operation but it's only done as a last resort in extreme cases, they drain the vitreous from the eye and replace it I believe, I've also read that only about 2 surgeons world wide use a laser to break down the particles into tiny particles so they become less obvious in your eye sight.Now I've heard stories of people waking up and suddenly a floater has gone, drifted off and become stuck to the side of the eye, I'm hoping that eventually some of mine might do this, but then again they may just be replaced by new ones.
Oh well something I have to put up with, just wondering if anyone else out there who posts here suffers from this quite common problem.