paradigm asked in HealthOptical · 1 decade ago

What are the objects that seem to be floating in my eyes?

Most people call them "floaters" what, exactly, are they?

Update:

Funny!! But, really, they are verifiable scientific phenomena......

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Floaters are actually tiny clumps of gel inside the vitreous(the clear gel like fluid that fills the inside of your eye. while these objects look like they are in front of your eye, they are actually floating inside of it. what you see are the shadows they cast on the retina. They can apprear in different shapes such as dots, circles, lines cobwebs.....Can it be serious? If you see a whole bunch at once, call your doctor immediately. the retina can tear if the shrinking vitreous gel pulls away from the wall of the eye. You could even see a flash of light. So if you see a whole bunch of floaters call your doctor and if you see a flash of light.

    Source(s): in the field
  • abele
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Floating Objects In Eyes

  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Eye floaters look like black or gray specks, strings or cobwebs that drift about when you move your eyes. Most eye floaters are caused by age-related changes that occur as the jelly-like substance (vitreous) inside your eyes becomes more liquid. When this happens, microscopic fibers within the vitreous tend to clump together. These clumps of debris float around within the vitreous cavity, and they can cast tiny shadows on your retina, which you may see as floaters. Eye floaters are most noticeable when you look at a plain bright background such as a blue sky or a plain white wall. They can be a nuisance, but most people learn to ignore them. If you notice a sudden increase in the number of eye floaters you see, contact an eye specialist immediately — especially if you also see flashes of light or notice that your vision has become hazy. These can be symptoms of a retinal tear or a retinal detachment, which requires prompt attention.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Floaters are suspended in the vitreous humour, the thick fluid or gel that fills the eye. Thus, they generally follow the rapid motions of the eye, while drifting slowly within the fluid. When they are first noticed, the natural reaction is to attempt to look directly at them. However, attempting to shift one's gaze toward them can be difficult since floaters follow the motion of the eye, remaining to the side of the direction of gaze. Floaters are, in fact, visible only because they do not remain perfectly fixed within the eye.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    RE:

    What are the objects that seem to be floating in my eyes?

    Most people call them "floaters" what, exactly, are they?

  • 1 decade ago

    They are called floaters, and as long as they aren't very, very bad, i.e. blocking your vision, they are normal.

    Source(s): I am an Optometrist technician
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
  • 1 decade ago

    They are the effects of one bong hit too many.

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