Muscae volitantes or Floater Its Cause ,symptoms and Homoeopathic Cure.
Muscae volitantes or Floater is defined as a condition of pathology moving black specks or threads seen before the eyes, as results of opaque fragments floating in the vitreous humour or a lens defect due to degeneration of the vitreous humour.
Floater as it suspends in the vitreous humour, it tends to drift and follows the rapid motions of the eye as a result of damage of the eye that causes material to enter the vitreous humour.
The perception of floaters is known as myodesopsia, or less commonly as myodaeopsia, myiodeopsia, myiodesopsia. They are also called Muscae volitantes (Latin: “flying flies”), or mouches volantes (from the French)
Floaters are visible because of the shadows they cast on the retina or refraction of the light that passes through them, and can appear alone or together with several others in one’s visual field. They may appear as spots, threads, or fragments of cobwebs, which float slowly before the observer’s eyes.Since these objects exist within the eye itself, they are not optical illusions but are entoptic phenomena.
1. Seeing a spot or spots, other shapes such as black or gray dots, squiggly lines, threadlike strands, ring shaped, etc. before the eyes
2. Movement of the spots or shapes that parallels eye movement.
There are many causes of floater, including
1. Eyes diseases
Eye diseases can cause damage to the eye of that can lead to muscae volitantes.
2. Vitreous cyst
Vitreous cyst is associated to the cause of floater, although it is rare.
3. Vitreous syneresis
vitreous normally will undergo liquefaction and changed from jellylike material to fluid like material in a process called syneresis of vitreous and this will cause the collage fibers within the vitreous to form strands. With each eye movements, those strands will also move, causing eye floaters.
4. Posterior vitreous detachments (PVD)
Posterior vitreous detachments can cause uscae volitantes. It is a condition of the eye in which the vitreous humor separates from the retina due to aging as the condition is common in older adults and over 75% of those over the age of 65 develop it(3).
5. Retinal detachment
Retinal detachment associated to the causes of floater, is a eye disorder in which the retina peels away from its underlying layer of support tissueand affected mostly in middle-aged or older population.
6. Hyaloid remnant
A rare condition in which there remain some parts of the hyaloid artery.. There is rarely any visual interference although patients may sometimes report seeing muscae volitantes(5).
Homoeopath is tailor made medicine rather than readymade. We arrive at a consititutional different remedy even if disease name is same for different patients.