Many eye-related conditions are being researched extensively. Unfortunately, eye floaters is not a hot research area today. Besides the Surgical Treatments for eye floaters, there are a few methods currently being developed, albeit slowly.
Fine Needle With Magnetic Attraction
The first is being researched in Houston, Texas and involves inserting a fine needle into each eye. With a very slight magnetic attraction, the eye floaters will slowly move towards the needle. After a few minutes, the eye floaters will supposedly leave the field of vision never to be seen again. Although this method sounds like a good idea, it has some complications and possible risks. Obviously not only floaters will move towards the needle, but pretty much all the eye structures as well. This can cause a retinal detachment and other complications. Researchers are trying to find a way to attract floaters without damaging the rest of the eye.
Picking them Out
This method is being researched in Austria and is very straight forward. With the help of a needle, eye floaters are literally taken out one by one. Like Laser Treatment for Eye Floaters, this can only remove big eye floaters and not the smaller ones.
There is a new injectable substance called Vitreosolve that is supposedly able to remove floaters from the line of sight; thus making them invisible to the viewer. Vitreosolve is used to treat Diabetic Retinopathy and its effect on eye floaters looks very promising.
This substance is currently being tested for side effects and more information about its effectiveness will be available soon.
Although these techniques look promising, they are very risky and are currently in early stages of development. There is some research being done in oral supplements that could improve the eye\’s natural healing capability and remove eye floaters without invasive surgery.