Posted by Petra
on June 13, 2000 at 07:22:41:
In Reply to: Floaters, and smokey, hazy bands posted by Bella on June 13, 2000 at 00:04:42:
: I noticed my first floater last July, and having friends with them all of their lives, I was not much concerned. Beginning in April, however, I noticed an increase in them. Looking from left to right quickly, in front of a bright light source created a kaleidoscope of sorts. Much haziness as the floaters seemed to intersect.
: I am very interested in homeopathic remedies and complementary medical alternatives. I believe the floaters were brought on by my allergy eyes for the past two years. They are often red and enflamed. I wouldn't mind suggestions on how to deal with that as well. Relief from the allergies.
: Your experience here will help immensely.
: Thanks for everything,
Floaters are not caused by allergies. With age, the fibrils that radiate throughout the vitreous humor ( the gel inside your eyeball) break off and float freely. The gel shrinks as well and begins to pull away from the retina, possibly leaving celular debris. They can also be caused by broken blood vessels. These tend to cluster or form a chain.. If you suddenly notice many more specks than before, this may mean something abnormal is happening. See your optomitrist without delay.