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  • Those Eye Floaters Live Inside You!

    4th February, 2014
  • Have you ever seen something pass through your field of vision? Or maybe you see spots when you close your eyes.

    The eye is full of liquid “The Aqueous” anteriorly and a clear jelly “The Vitreous” behind the crystaline lens.

     

    Eye Floaters

    Often tiny remains of developmental blood vessels are left suspended in the vitreous these normally go unnoticed. In older eyes, strands of protein can develop and if large enough are seen as floaters

     

    Posterior Vitreous Detachment Cause Floaters Flashes

    As we get older the vitreous becomes more fluid and allows the particles to move freely and shaddows are seen, if you notice an increase in number or size of the floaters or get Flashing Lights you should have a dilated fundus exam with your Optometrist or Ophthalmologist

    More on Floaters also see Posterior Vitreous Detachment