I remember an eye specialist that i have consulted in europe years ago has indicated a possible cure for eye floaters for many sufferers. The possible cure for eye floaters is by the use of Vitreolent eye drops. If you do not know what these pesky floaters are, read eye floaters for more information.
The recommended doses is to use the eye drop two to three times a day everyday for a period of 3 months. As each bottle of vitreolent (10ml) can only last for a month once opened, you will need to get 3 of them for the 3 month’s prescription. The solution has a slight tint of yellowish color. It contains an active ingredient known as potassium iodide in very minimal amount. Potassium iodide is an ingredient which has been known to be able to stimulate the tissues of the eye ball by increasing the metabolism rate. As the metabolism rate increases, so does the rate of clearing up unwanted materials out of the eye through these tissues that surrounds the vitreous humor.
As you have already know that eye floaters are debris that floats around inside the vitreous humor, a place in the body where blood supply is not present, there is basically nothing that can reach there on its own to eliminate them. As such, the only real and practical solution is to stimulate the metabolism rate of the eye ball itself in the hope of clearing these unwanted debris out.
However, the effectiveness of this eye drop highly depends on where your eye floaters are located. If they are located right in the center of your vitreous humor, then you are probably out of luck. But if your floaters are located close to the wall lining of your eye ball, then there is some hope. As the eye specialist has once said, some patients do experience up to half their eye floaters gone after the use of the eye drops. Vitreolent is a product by Ciba Vision (Novartis), Germany and it is a product available only by prescription. It is unfortunate at this moment to know that this product is currently not available on our shores. One might need to travel overseas in order to get it.
Some note of caution: Vitreolent eye drop might sting your eye a bit when used as it contains iodine although in very small amount. Also note that the drops are not recommended for long term use, especially for period of more than 6 months. It is best to check with your eye specialist regarding the use of Vitreolent for eye floaters as cure.