Question : I'M a healthy woman who does not suffer from diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol. However, I often see floating spots when looking at something bright. How can I overcome this?
Answer : YOU may be experiencing floaters. Floaters are little "cobwebs" or specks that float about in your field of vision. They are small, dark, shadowy shapes that can look like spots, thread-like strands or squiggly lines. They do not follow your eye movements precisely, and usually drift when your eyes stop moving. Floaters can become apparent when looking at something bright, such as white paper or a blue sky.
In most cases, floaters are part of the natural ageing process and common in those who are very nearsighted. However, for people who have floaters that are simply annoying, no treatment is recommended. However, besides seeing floating spots, do you have any other symptoms such as blurred vision? It will be best if you can get a retinal check with an ophthalmologist. This is because floaters can be due to other, more serious causes such as infection, inflammation (uveitis), haemorrhaging, retinal tears, and injury to the eye.
However, you may slow down the natural ageing process and promote your eye's health by taking food such as bilberry, eyebright, lycium and spinach. These herbs are rich in antioxidants. Bilberry extract has been shown to hasten the regeneration of rhodopsin (a light-sensitive pigment found in the rods of the retina) and improve visual acuity in dim light.
Eyebright helps relieve conjunctivitis, itchy and irritated eyes. Lycium is a rich source of carotenoids which helps to improve night vision and blurred vision. As a rich source of lutein, spinach offers protection against macular degeneration. Consuming food rich in vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, zinc and selenium may also be helpful. Prevent impotence with healthy diet