Question by  Scooby14 (73)

What is the cause of a floater in your eyes?

My doctor told me I have a floater in my eyes, what can cause this to happen?


Answer by  Kurt (4579)

The floater is a small particle caught in the fluid between your eye lens and the protective membrane. The particle will move when you shift your eyes suddenly in another direction. The floater will probably remain with you for life.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

This condition is usually age-related when the fluid inside your eye, that is usually like the consistancy of jelly, thins out. Then teeny fibers within the fluid bind together and float around, creating shadows on the retina. Ignore them unless they interfere with your vision or suddenly become much more numerous, in which case contact your eye doctor.


Answer by  alrightythen (74)

Floaters are actually a normal occurrence in your eyes. Everyone has them. One thing that can cause them to be more noticable is when vitreous detachment occurs.

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