Seeing Floaters Overview
Another name for Seeing Floaters is Floaters.
What are floaters?
A person with floaters sees abnormal shapes or shadows that move across the field of vision. Floaters are usually black or gray. They are most noticeable when gazing at a light-colored background, such as the sky or a white sheet of paper. The vitreous is the clear gel inside the globe of the eye that helps to maintain the shape of the eye. Tiny clumps of gel can form within the vitreous as we age. These clumps of gel cast shadows on the retina, which are perceived by the eye as floaters.
What are the symptoms of floaters?
Floaters may occur in one eye, or both eyes. Most floaters are clear or white, but may be grey or black. The floaters can come in many shapes.
How does the doctor treat floaters?
Treatment for floaters depends on the underlying cause.
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