Eye Floaters and Depression - How to Protect Yourself
Depression and Its Effect on Our EyesWhy do we see? The eyes sense light and send signals to the brain. The brain then interprets these signals as three-dimensional objects and provides information about the external world.
The human brain contains dozens of neurochemicals. Some of the more important ones include:
With the critical role the brain plays in allowing us to see, it's no wonder that an imbalance of one or more neurochemicals can have an adverse effect on our vision.
It's no mystery that depression can cause a myriad of negative side effects (which are outside the scope of this article). One side effect, however, seems to be an increase in the number or visibility of eye floaters among many sufferers.
While a definitive link between depression and eye floaters has not been established, the link may be in one or more of the many neurochemicals within our brain. Some medical professionals believe that over time, the brain can actually learn to ignore eye floaters and prevent them from being seen.
If the brain can, in fact, learn over time to ignore eye floaters due to changes in brain chemistry, managing depression becomes extremely important so as not to cause an imbalance in these important brain chemicals.