- Glass body defoliation or glass body clouding usually appear as dots that are greyish-black and slightly semi-translucent.
Common symptoms of glass body discharge are glass body clouding, also called “floaters” or “black flies”. These occur when the glass body, a translucent jelly-like mass in the eye, becomes more watery
Glass body clouding usually appears as dots/”flies” or small threads that look like worms that are gray-black and a little semi-translucent. They can also be seen as dashes or rings in the field of view. Sometimes the clouds can also look as if they were dirt on the glasses. Glass body cloudiness usually occurs when you grow older as part of natural aging. It is more uncommon for those who are not yet 40 years old.
What is the glass body?
The glass body is trapped in the retina of the eye and consists of about 98-99% of water. The remainder is primarily hyaluronic acid and a network of loose collagen threads. It is a translucent gel-like mass found in the space between the retina and the lens of the eye. The glass body begins to collapse as we get older. At the same time, the tissue that attaches to the retina becomes weaker.
When this happens, the vitreous can detach from the retina, so-called vitreous detachment.
Causes of vitreous detoxification
In the vast majority of cases, vitreous detoxification is a natural part of aging that does not pose any health risks.
On the other hand, you can be bothered by the glass body clouding that can occur.
Symptoms of vitreous degeneration
Glass body discharge can come suddenly and it usually does not hurt. If you have had glass body discharge in one eye, it is common for it to occur soon in the other eye as well.
Common symptoms of vitreous degeneration
- Moving points, dashes or rings in the field of view
- Flashes at the far end of the field of view
- Larger moving soot flakes
- Disgusting sight
Eye floaters are more common in those who are nearsighted, have had cataracts, or have experienced some type of eye trauma.
Treatment of glass body relief
In rare cases, in addition to vitreous clouding, glass body discharge can also lead to retinal detachment and retina holes if left untreated. Holes in the retina are a nuisance that, unlike glass body deburring, needs to be treated. For this reason, it is important that you be examined by an ophthalmologist if you experience severe lightning in conjunction with your first glass body haze.
Preparing the retina is a laser treatment that takes about ten minutes at an eye reception.
Diagnosis of vitreous detoxification
To see if you have glass body discharge, the doctor looks at your eyes with an eye microscope. The examination is done with a lamp and a magnifying glass. Sometimes you may need eye drops as examined, as your pupil may need to dilate.
You sit on one side of the eye microscope with support for the chin and forehead so you are completely still. On the other side, the doctor sits and looks at your eyes. The light from the microscope can be perceived as dazzling.
Living with Glass Body Relief – How Long Do You Have Them?
After you have ensured that it is a glass body discharge, no further treatment is needed.
Glass body cloudiness usually disappears by itself within a few months. Living with the hassles can instead be about getting used to the clouds.