I fully agree with you on the benefits of some type of treatment for floaters. There is a growing group of people around the world, who suffer this miserable fate. Some retina people offer FOV (floaters only vitrectomy), but there is risk, and no guarantee that floaters will not return. Some doctors will tell us that such problems with the aging eye come in groups-eg, vitreous detachments, floaters, macular problems, retinal tears, and retinal detachments. I've been told these are 'typical' of the aging eye. We need research, but no companies have picked up on this huge problem to our daily vision. The companies that could pursue this may well be those who offer very expensive eye drops for glaucoma, for dry eye (eg, Restasis), and for macular edema. But thus far, I've seen nothing being considered. The medical community has to start making noise about this problem, louder than they have to help us sufferers. It is not simply 'coping', nor is it something 'the brain will eventually overlook'.
I have eye floaters and recently had an eye exam. I was told by the doctor that there is a new medication coming out in about 2 years that desolves the eye floaters. Is this true? I haven't been able to find anything online about this new medication.
There are now a lot of us aging Baby Boomers around willing to pay "whatever it takes" for multifocal IOLs (which provide crisp vision without debilitating side effects) and effective treatments for dry eyes and floaters. This should stimulate research funded by manufacturers, who are in business to make a profit.
Dm354, why don't you call the doctor you saw and ask for more info about that new medication?