What is Visual Snow?

Visual Snow is a condition that appears similar to static on a television set, appearing across the entire visual field. Learn more ...

What are Floaters?

Floaters are a condition characterized by the appearance of specks, or spots appearing either intermittently, or constantly across the visual field. Learn more ...

What is Macular Degeneration?

Macular Degeneration is a visual disturbance that can result in loss of central vision, which often entails inability to see fine details, to read, or to recognize faces. Learn more ...

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I've been speaking with a research doctor, and he said that donor eyes could play a crucial part in researching a treatment for vitreous floaters.


Many neurologists have come across patients with visual snow, and have little to nothing to offer them because so little is known about the condition.


Visual snow (VS) is the persisting visual symptom of seeing snow or television-like static across their visual field. The snow and static tends to be worse in the dark, but can be seen in all lighting conditions.


VS should not be confused with normal entopic phenomena or vitreous floaters. While these two conditions also cause you to see spots and floating objects, this is not the same as VS.


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Proposed Vitreous Floaters Research


The Eye on Vision Foundation is looking for a safe treatment for vitreous floaters, without the risk of cataract formation or other visual risks and side effects.


Goal - Enzymatic treatment.

Current Problem - Enzymes that dissolve vitreous protein may also dissolve the protein of the zonules supporting the crystalline lens (leading to cataracts).

Proposed Solution - If the lab could distinguish the type of collagen in the vitreous from the type of collagen supporting the crystalline lens and develop a specific agent to dissolve the vitreous collagen, while leaving the protective coating on the lens, we believe this could potentially protect the lens and eliminate floaters at the same time.

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Visual Snow is Making Headlines

Visual snow is starting to gain some momentum in the press. See the articles below:




Still looking for additional visual snow patients

Dr. Goadsby and Dr. Schankin from UCSF are 100% committed to this research, and are very motivated to help find the cause and hopefully a treatment plan.

To participate in this Visual Snow study you must:

1) Suffer from 24/7 visual snow
2) live in the U.S.
3) Be willing to travel to San Francisco for testing
4) complete a short, very simple phone interview to determine if you are eligible
5) Must be between the ages of 18 - 55

Contact details for the study can be found on http://www.eyeonvision.org or contact the doctors directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

These doctors 100% believe in this condition, and that is a great comfort to many patients.

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