What Are Eye Floaters? Why These Specks Appear, And When To See A Doctor If You Have Them
What are eye floaters?
Have you noticed specks, lines, or dots floating in your field of vision? These are called eye floaters. To understand what floaters really are, let’s look at the anatomy of the eye. Your eyeballs are filled with the vitreous, a translucent substance with gel-like consistency that maintains the shape of your eyes and allows light to pass through them. Floaters appear when tiny clumps form inside the vitreous and cast shadows on your retina.