Myodesopsia Eye Care September 22, 2022

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Myodesopsia (floaters)

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EyeOnce Clinic Gangnam will tell you the causes and treatments of myodesopsia.
Myodesopsia (floaters)
Normal vision
Vision with Myodesopsia
What is myodesopsia?
Factors such as old age or eye disease cause condensations in the vitreous, which is a gel-like substance in the back of the eye. These condensations cast shadows on the retina as light passes the eye and it looks like there are floaters in our field of vision. This is called myodesopsia (floaters), and it is nicknamed the “flying flies syndrome” because the floaters resemble flies.
Myodesopsia symptoms
There are floaters that resemble flies in your field of vision
You see flashing lights when you close or open your eyes
There are string-like shadows in your field of vision
You see cobwebs when you open your eyes
Myodesopsia diagnosis and treatment methods
Polar lamp examination

01

Fundus examination

02

Mydriasis (dilated pupils) examination

03

Laser treatment

04

Causes of myodesopsia
Retinal tears or retinal detachment
Diabetic retinopathy
Physical eye trauma
Changes to the vitreous
Retinal vascular obstruction
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Myodesopsia alone will not lead to vision loss. However, the condition is caused by contusions in the retina and if it develops into retinal detachment, there is a risk of vision loss. Therefore, it is essential that you get it checked at a hospital.

Ways to prevent myodesopsia

For patients who have had treatment
with us in the past, anyone you refer will get their eye exam for free (value 200 000KRW) and a loyalty discount