Eye floaters are small moving spots that appear in your field of vision that move as the eye moves and appear to dart away when you try to focus on them. They can be particularly problematic when you look at something bright, such as a white surface or the blue sky.
Eye floaters can appear in many different shapes, including:
- Grey or Black dots
- Thin wavy lines
- Rings shapes
Age related changes to eye vitreous and is the most common cause of floaters.The vitreous is the jelly like substance found in the eye ball. Over time the Vitreous changes in consistency causing it to shrink and pull away from the interior surface of the eyeball. As this happens the collagen in the vitreous clumps up and gets stringy. Parts this can form debris that partially block light, in turn casting tiny shadows on the retina (which appear as floaters).
Additionally, oxidative damage from free radicals in the eye can result in debris that cast shadows on the retina (floaters).
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