Im seeing spots today…what causes floaters to appear in the eye?
What are they? Floaters are dark specks in the form of dots, circles, lines or cobwebs that appear to move across the field of vision. Floaters come in many sizes and numbers, and they appear to move when the eye looks in different directions. Floaters in the eyes are seen by the person, but nothing can usually be seen on the eyes. The floaters move with the eyes, so you usually cannot focus on them. To see them best, look at a white piece of paper, wall, or a clear sky in bright light. You can not remove floaters by rubbing your eyes. By the age of 50 years the vitreous has separated from the retina in about 50% of all people. As the vitreous detaches, it causes floaters. At first the floaters may be quite annoying, but the brain gradually learns to ignore them, and after several months they are hardly noticed. Generally Harmless Floaters are usually harmless but if a large number develop suddenly or if they seem to be much worse over a period of time, you should seek medical attentio