Have you ever notice cobwebs or those tiny spots that float without purpose around in your field of vision? Those are known as Eye Floaters. They are actually tiny spots, specks, flecks and called cobwebs as well that drift aimlessly around in your field of vision. Generally, these cause no harm and are very common. Many people never find them problematic. As they adjust with them and never feel annoyed, on other hand some people find them annoying.
What are eye floaters
Typically these floaters in the eyes appear when tiny pieces of the eye’s gel-like vitreous break and loose within the inner back portion of the eye. A vitreous contains a gel-like consistency; it remains there right from birth and throughout youth. But as a person ages, this vitreous starts to dissolve and liquefy to create a watery center. And, some solidified gel particles will float around in the more liquid center of the vitreous, this happens occasionally. These particles can obtain any shapes and any sizes. And that is what we call or refer to as floaters. A person can notice them as a shadow-like-image casts on their vision when he peers at a bright, clear sky or a white computer screen. But a person cannot in point of fact see tiny bits of debris floating loose within his eye. And if a person will try to focus on these specks, these will never seem to stay still. They move when person’s eye moves. They only create an impression that they are drifting or flowing or floating.
Eye Floaters and Flashes and a Medical Emergency
If a person sees a shower of floaters and spots, he should seek medical attention immediately. Sometimes, a person may see a show of floaters accompanied by light flashes. In this conditions as well, medical attention is required. Sudden appearance of floaters in the eye can be a warning to a person that the vitreous is pulling away from his retina or that the retina itself is becoming dislodged from the inner back of the eye that contains blood, nutrients and oxygen which are vital to healthy function. For information, when the retina is torn, vitreous can invade the opening and push out the retina. And this leads to a detachment. In such conditions, it is important to go to see an eye-doctor. An immediate action must be taken as soon as possible so that an eye-surgeon can reattach the retina and restore function before vision is lost permanently.