It is estimated that up to 70 percent of people experience eye floaters. But what are they?
Sometimes when we stare at something particularly bright, we experience little worm-like specks drifting aimlessly in our field of vision. You can see what I’m talking about if you stare for a few seconds at a piece of white paper or at the blue sky. Give it a try!
These specks that we experience are actually shadows. They are cast by the objects suspended in the Vitreous Humor. This clear, gel-like substance called Vitreous Humor makes up 80 percent of the interior of the eye.
Thankfully, 99 percent of eye floaters are totally benign and resolve themselves. On very rare occasions they can develop into something else, but this is in less than 1 percent of cases.
Eye Floaters Infographic
This infographic from Supersavers Opticians aims to increase awareness on eye floaters by educating people on what they actually consist of. It also wants to alleviate any worries that people may have.
So take a look over the infographic below to accumulate some knowledge on:
- what are eye floaters;
- why do they occur;
- how to identify them;
- who is at risk.
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