Floaters occur when the vitreous, a gel-like substance that fills about 80 percent of the eye and helps it maintain a round shape, slowly shrinks. As the vitreous shrinks, it becomes somewhat stringy, and the strands can cast tiny shadows on the retina. These are floaters.
Floaters are more likely to develop as we age and are more common in people who are very nearsighted, have diabetes, or who have had a cataract operation. There are other, more serious causes of floaters, including infection, inflammation (uveitis), hemorrhaging, retinal tears, and injury to the eye.
Eye floaters can range from the merely annoying to the visually disabling. Treatment of eye floaters is a speciality. The South Florida Eye Foundation / South Florida Eye Clinic has been treating eye floaters for 18 years. Scott Geller MD, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, pioneered and perfected laser treatment of eye floaters.
It would be suggested that you evalute the annoyance of your own floaters before considering any advanced laser treatement.
Almost all people with floaters just learn to "live" with them