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Those Pesky Floaters

Very often I get patients come into the office with one major complaint, “I’m seeing some sort of bug in my vision and I can’t get it to go away”. Sometimes they describe them as a fly, or a string, or a black spot in their vision. Usually they are most noticeable in bright lit rooms, against a white background such as paper or a wall, or on a bright and sunny day. These little items are called floaters, and they are, just as they sound, little pieces of fibres floating inside of the jelly in the eye. While all of us generally have some floaters, new ones are much more noticeable and can be quite alarming. Eventually the floaters do settle down into the inferior part of the eye, and float ba

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