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Opthalmic Disorders: Floaters and Dark Sports

Mr. Ally went to the eye doctor and complained about dark areas in his vision. He had never noticed it before. There is no pain.

-What is the diagnosis?

-Explain the reason behind floaters and dark areas in the visual field.

-How should the doctor treat Mr. Ally?

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Mr. Ally, as he ages, is most likely experiencing a chemical change in the clear transparent gel-like structure of the eyeball called the vitreous. The vitreous becomes more liquid as we age, and collagen fibril, cells, and pigment can clump or group together. These clumps produce a shadow over the retina, which can cause the person to see dark spots or tiny lines. Typically, floaters are harmless. However, if Mr. Ally noticed a new floater appeared abruptly or there is a sudden increases in ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses the case of Mr. Ally who went to the eye doctor and complained about dark areas in his vision. It discusses a possible diagnosis, explains the reason behind floaters and dark areas in the visual field, and suggests treatment for Mr. Ally. A helpful link is included.

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