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Why do floaters appear in your eyes? Here's a clear yet interesting explanation! 11/1/2015 •

Almost every person sees once in a while some strange tiny objects swimming in his field of vision. Such objects are usually called floaters. If you still don’t know the reason for this phenomenon, then you’re welcome to read our post and watch the video!


First of all, don’t be afraid. There is nothing strange or atypical of this phenomenon. Moreover, this is quite a common thing that happens rather often to the majority of people. The scientific term for it is “muscae volitantes” which can be translated from Latin as “flying flies”. Of course, these are not flies or bugs or anything like that.


These are actually red blood cells, clumps of protein or other pieces of tissue inside our eye. We see them because they throw a shadow on our eye retina.


To learn more details about the muscae volitantes, watch the video that explains everything in a simple yet interesting way.

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42 Comments
Max Bauer
Thanks, it was interesting!
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Nov 1, 2015 10:07PM
tigerpetro
good information...thanks
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Nov 1, 2015 10:19PM
Patty Lanham Braddock
Patty Lanham Braddock
I absolutely love being a vat of useless knowledge for my friends.
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Nov 1, 2015 10:30PM
Sheila Thompson
Sheila Thompson
Thank You i need this infomation sense I am a victum of the floaters myself
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Nov 1, 2015 10:49PM
Daniel Halley
Great presentation on this phenomenon. I'll see if my optometrist can explain this correctly.
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Nov 1, 2015 11:06PM
Debbie Allen
Debbie Allen
My Mom has been seeing them for 2 years thinks they are bugs I wished her eyes would go back to normal
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Nov 1, 2015 11:54PM
Tom Young
I have floaters sometimes too.
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Nov 1, 2015 11:58PM
Julie L Gifford
Julie L Gifford
I have,that black spot,very anoying.I see it,when I move my eye's.Mostly on the left side.It showed up after an mri.about 4 years ago.The one running the mri mentioned it to me.
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Nov 2, 2015 12:20AM
hunzikerheidi
Great to know, that they are harmless! Thanks so much for the resesearch and with good news instead of so many common news messages to scare people like, "you got to get an eye operation" type of deal :))) Michael Mauser you are cool!
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Nov 2, 2015 1:00AM
Greg Cross
Greg Cross
I like useless knowledge !!
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Nov 2, 2015 1:01AM
Benette DeCoux
Benette DeCoux
They are bothersome for a while then they slowly disAppear. Doctors reassure us that they will
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Nov 2, 2015 1:50AM
Susan Foltz
Susan Foltz
Anyone concerned about their body or general health wouldn't find this useless.... Good to know they are harmless and normal
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Nov 2, 2015 2:50AM
Dave Struder
Dave Struder
nah, they are life forms in tetrahedron form dancin across the skies
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Nov 2, 2015 4:43AM
Rose Ann Dennette
Rose Ann Dennette
I have floaters in both eyes and they do distract me. The account given seems pretty accurate.
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Nov 2, 2015 5:22AM
Carol A Greco
Carol A Greco
Fascinating!
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Nov 2, 2015 7:36AM

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