Eye floaters are tiny specks, or flecks that appear in your field of vision. They always appear to be moving, and some people refer to the them as tiny spots as well. They can be irritating as sometimes all you see is blurred vision, in other words they can be annoying. However you don’t have to be scared since Medical doctors have proved that they aren’t a cause for alarm. But, if the frequency at which you experience eye floaters increases, or the amount of eye floaters also increase, they can an indication of eye complication and you should consult or see a doctor.
What causes Eye Floaters
There are tiny pieces of gel like structure in your eyes called the vitreous in the inner parts of your eyes. When this gel like break loose, you experience eye floaters and normally happen as you age. The vitreous is always in one piece at your youth stages of life, but as you age, it begins to break loose, or dissolve partly forming watery like substance around the mid section of your eyes. The vitreous is located in between the retina and the lens of your eyes. So you can imagine how it liquifies to stage at the centre of your eyes. So normally what happens is that, the parts of the vitreous that didn’t break will float inside your eyes forming different shapes and sizes. These particles, are normally what you experience as eye floaters whenever you look into bright light or certain bright substances as they block light from reaching the retina part of your eye.
If you have noticed, when that happens, most of you tend to rub your eyes and definitely your eyes will clear since the tiny specks drift apart since they are floating in the eyes, the region in between your lens and the retina if you know the structure of the eye. To conclude, whenever you experience large amounts of these eye floaters or frequently accompanied with side visions, you should seek medical attention as that could imply eye complications such as the pulling away of the vitreous from the retina, and as a result the retina may dislodge away from the inner back lining of the eye as well.