Have you ever noticed "specks" or "cobwebs" in your field of vision? Then you may have floaters. They are small, dark, shadowy shapes that can look like spots, thread-like strands or even squiggly lines.
Floaters happen when the vitreous, a gel-like substance in the eye, that fills a majority of the eye, and helps it maintain it's round shape, slowly shrinks. As it shrinks, it can cast a shadow on the retina, those are the floaters.
In most cases, floaters are just a part of life and are just an annoyance. However, floaters can be caused by more serious conditions like infections or detached retina.
If you notice more floaters than you previously have or are concerned about their presence, a routine eye exam is the way to determine what is exactly going on with your eye.
For more questions on floaters, contact the Gordy EyeCare team and let us help you Phenix City.
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