What Are Floaters?

As the name says, floater are structures that are floating. They are clumps of  different size, shape, consistency of collagen fiber (primary floaters) or cells(secondary floaters) that develop inside the vitreous and moves with the movements of the eye. The primary floaters are caused by the normal aging process of the vitreous and the secondary floaters as a result from other diseases (for example diabetes) or conditions (inflamation).

The shadow that these floaters cast on the retina is what we perceive like dots, lines, circles, clouds or cobwebs.

Type 2 Floater -Weiss Ring. Indication for laser Vitreolysis
Massive Floaters and Retina Hole. Indication for Vitrectomy
Massive and diffuse floaters color fundus and autofluorescence ( type 3) - better result with vitrectomy
Massive and diffuse floaters color fundus and autofluorescence ( type 3) - better result with vitrectomy