Thursday, December 18, 2008

Eye Update II...

Saw the eye dr. again yesterday. The 'floaters' are still there, but I haven't experienced as many 'flashing lights' as last week. He said I wouldn't have to come back unless they got worse. It could take up to 90 days for the eye to heal completely.

Sooooo..... can anyone say PATIENCE?


Michael Edson, MS, L.Ac. said...

People who are nearsighted are more prone to eye floaters. Excessive computer use or near work may contribute to the onset of floaters as well. As one ages, the vitreous gel (which helps maintain the shape of the eye) starts to liquefy, adding more stress on the connective tissue between the vitreous sac and retina, thereby increasing one’s risk of getting eye floaters.

Sometimes an eye floater may be simply debri left over from fetal development where blood vessels no longer needed did not completely dissolve, leaving bits of debri in the vitreous gel. This debri may have just been out of "field of focus", then for whatever reason floated into view.

Anyone experiencing a sudden increase in eye floaters should get examined by their eye doctor.

Diet, lifestyle, and specific nutrient supplementation can play a role in preventing eye floaters.

For more information on eye floaters and ways they may be prevented and possibly helped, go to Natural Eye Care for Floaters

Aspen said...

Hmmm... I can say it, no problem. It's the practicing it that I have problems with!