Eyespots are dark colored dots or lines that appear in the eye and move with the movement of the eyeball. These spots are flakes of dirt that float on the surface of a jelly-like fluid that fills the center of the eye socket called the clear body or vitreous humor and produces an image on the retina at the back of the eye. Eyespots are rarely the cause of more serious problems, but they can be so annoying to sufferers that they want to learn how to reduce them. There is no one effective way to treat eye spots and it is advisable for sufferers to adapt and let this problem pass with time, except in some cases that require surgery.
Part 1 of 3: Following General Recommendations
Step 1. Try moving your eyeballs up and down or left to right
Doing this can remove any existing freckles as well as provide relief to your eyes.
Step 2. Talk to the doctor
If these spots continue to interfere with your vision, or if they suddenly appear, or maybe you just want to ask a question, talk to an eye surgeon or doctor. They can help you decide if this problem needs medical attention depending on your symptoms.
- Eyespots are usually part of the aging process and don't always require treatment, although in some cases, targeted medical attention is needed.
- Have your eyes checked by an optician at least every two years.
Step 3. Do nothing
You may feel uncomfortable with these spots, but usually they will not interfere with your vision and work. Your brain and eyes will ignore this problem and adapt itself.
- These spots tend to be more common in nearsighted people and people who have had sores on their eyes or suffer from certain diseases such as diabetes.
- These spots may appear for years, but can also disappear over time. However, if you find new spots on your eyes, immediately contact the nearest eye surgeon for further examination.>
Part 2 of 3: Trying Home Remedies
Step 1. Take a slimming supplement to reduce eye freckles
Some health experts believe that some slimming supplements can eliminate it. Although this has not been clinically tested, some people find this advice quite helpful. Before using it, you should think to discuss it with your doctor first:
- Try antioxidant-rich substances like turmeric and rose fruit. Although there is no direct effect on eye spots yet, these substances have been shown to be effective in treating other eye diseases such as macular degeneration. In general, turmeric can be found as a spice used in cooking and rose fruit is available in the form of herbal teas.
- Use eye drops based on MSM (methylsulfonylmethane). This material is most often used to treat arthritis, but not infrequently it is also used to treat diseases of the eye. But according to studies, it is doubtful that this material can treat diseases other than arthritis.
- Consider using hyaluronic acid. This ingredient has been proven to help restore the eye after cataract surgery. Some people have also used this ingredient to treat these spots although there is no medical connection.
Step 2. Take supplements that increase blood flow
In theory, the increased blood flow could expel gelatin from the clear bodies of the eyes. However, the relationship between the use of these types of supplements and the reduction of eye spots has not been established, so it is advisable to discuss this type of treatment with your doctor before starting to use it:
- Try gingko biloba, which has been shown to be effective in increasing blood flow in the eye. Gingko biloba is also used by people with glaucoma.
- Try lysine. Lysine is a vasodilator, or a drug that can dilate blood vessels-especially in large blood vessels-that has been proven useful in several parts of the body, but its effect does not always work on the eyes.
- Try bilberries. Like lysine, bilberry is also efficacious to dilate blood vessels and also to improve eyesight, it's just that a lot of experimentation is still needed to prove the efficacy of this fruit in removing spots on the eyes..
Step 3. Find ways to reduce stress
Stress has the potential to cause eye spots, so adopting ways to control stress may reduce their presence. Meditation, prayer, and spending time in nature are some options that are believed to help lower your stress level. Regular types of exercise such as yoga, Pilates, or Tai Chi can also reduce stress and help you develop a more relaxed lifestyle.
Part 3 of 3: Seeking Treatment for More Serious Cases
Step 1. See a doctor immediately if the spots that appear on your eyes are accompanied by flashes of light or loss of side vision
If not treated promptly, the above conditions can lead to blindness. Serious conditions associated with eye spots include:
- Bleeding in the clear or vitreous body (bleeding between the lens and retina)
- Inflammation of the retina and clear body (caused by infection and inflammation by the immune system)
- Tumors in the eye
- A tear in the retina (when many spots appear suddenly)
- Separation of the retina from its tissues (accompanied by blurred vision)
Step 2. Talk to your doctor about getting treatment if these spots cause serious vision problems
Some cases that are quite severe can be treated through a number of surgical techniques with the risk of interference that is often more serious than that caused by these spots. Your doctor can help you decide whether you are only advised or really need eye surgery. This depends on your condition.
- Risks associated with eye surgery include cataracts, retinal tears, and detachment of the retina from its tissues. It is recommended to take medical action in extreme cases.
- Eye surgery may not be a permanent solution in this case, as new spots may reappear.
Step 3. Perform surgery if deemed necessary
There are several procedure options available if you and your doctor agree on a specific treatment for these spots. Be sure to ask your doctor about these procedures.
- A procedure called vitrectomy replaces the clear part of the eye with saline solution and in the process removes the spots on the eye.
- Eye spots can also be destroyed and reduced in severity by laser beaming. Like other types of eye surgery, this type of treatment carries the risk of damaging the retina and other parts of the eye, and does not always give satisfactory results.
- Freeze therapy, in which the eye is cooled, may be needed to reduce retinal tears and eye spots.