What Eye Floaters Are

When you look at the sky or some other solid-color surface, you might notice some unclear particles in front of your eyes. They are like small dust particles, fibers, or spots that move together with your eyes. What are they? Are they dangerous?

5-Minute Crafts is going to explain the reasons why these “floaters” appear and why we see them.

What these floaters look like

There’s no single description of the floaters. The objects appearing in the eyes might have different shapes and be described in different ways. Some people say they see spots and dots (they might even be black), and some people say they see lines and spiderwebs or fibers. There are people that even describe them as shellfish or amoebas.

Why they appear

With age, the jelly-like material inside our eyes, referred to as the vitreous body, becomes more liquid. And the small collagen fibers inside start to stick together and produce shadows on the retina. When that happens, it looks like something is floating in front of us, but it’s hard to tell what it is.

If it’s normal to see such spots

It’s perfectly normal to see such things from time to time. Usually, it’s not a problem, it’s just the process of aging that happens in the eyes.

However, it’s really important to visit eye doctors regularly to be sure that your eyes are healthy. Also, if you notice a sudden rise in the number of floaters or their size, a doctor can check the condition of your eyes and give you recommendations.

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