|Flashes, Floaters and Spots |
Occasionally, as we look at the sky or at a blank wall, we notice small spots that look like grey particles, floating in the visual field; they can be shapes such as loops, lines or cobwebs and they seem to move somewhat with the eyes.
Sometimes we are aware of short flashes of light as well. Both floaters and flashes are usually benign and are more annoying than serious. However, a sudden onset of floaters or flashes of light can be signs of something more serious; we will discuss w...Read More
|Floaters Flashes and Spots |
In most cases floaters flashes and spots are more irritating than harmful. They appear as shapes such as circles lines or cobwebs that float or flash before your eyes. Floaters are actually shadows cast on the retina by irregularities within the jelly-like substance inside of the eye called the vitreous humor. They can develop during embryonic development or you can acquire them over time.
For most people floaters come with age because the transparent semi-gelatinous vitreous h...Read More
|Understanding Floaters |
Understanding Floaters in the Eyes Life s little annoyances...there are many. And it seems as though the older we get the more there are. One common age-related nuisance that is particularly bothersome appearing around the fifth or sixth decade (often much earlier) is the vitreous floater.
It usually goes something like this. You re reading the newspaper or a book and suddenly you see a speck of
something fly across the page. When you move your eyes to follow the speck it moves out of vis...Read More
|Vitreous Detachment |
Floaters are translucent specks that seem to float about in your field of vision. Some floaters are normal and most people have them but they don’t usually notice them unless they become numerous or more prominent.
Floaters can look like cobwebs or squiggly lines or floating bugs. They become more apparent when you look at something plain and bright such as white paper or a blue sky. They are also more evident when they are stirred up such as when you move you...Read More