What is Eye floaters


Eye floaters are small moving spots that appear in your field of vision. They may be especially noticeable when you look at something bright, such as white paper or a blue sky.Eye floaters can be annoying, but they generally don’t interfere with your sight.



Causes of Eye Floaters

The most common cause of floaters is shrinkage of the vitreous humour (a gel-like substance that fills the back compartment of the eye) orposterior vitreous detachment (the vitreous membrane is released from the sensory retina).

Serious eye disorders associated with eye floaters include:Retinaltear, Retinal detachment, or Vitreous bleeding.





Treatment of Eye Floaters

Posterior vitreous detachment玻璃体后脱离

There are currently no medications (including eye drops) that can correct for this vitreous deterioration.If you only have a few eye floaters that don’t change over time, it usually does not indicate a serious eye problem.Most of the time people learn to live with eye floaters and ignore them. Please come back right away if the floaters are

  • suddenly increase in number
  • accompanied by flashes of light
  • loss of side vision


  • 飞蚊数量突然增多
  • 闪光感
  • 周边视物不见


Retinal Tear: needs laser treatment immediately

Follow up in one week, one month, 3 months, and every year

Retinal detachment: needs surgery immediately