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By Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent (22 September 2011)

The term floaters refers to the existence of dark spots in vision, which can be very annoying. Their appearance is caused by vitreous fiquidation and their treatment is controversial. Surgical interventions are available but are only rarely offered to select patients with symptomatic primary floaters. This is because many vitreoretinal surgeons consider floaterectomy unnecessary cosmetic surgery with all its associated risks.