Eye Floaters – Symptoms & Causes

  • June 18, 2016
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Eye Floaters are the small moving spots which move as our eye moves and appear in the field of vision.  They may be present in one eye or both and can comes in any size or shape. In most cases, floaters are harmless and does not affect your eye in any kind. However, a sudden increase in its number or size may indicate damage or cause several big issues. You should seek immediate medical attention, if you notice signs of a serious condition.  These following symptoms and causes can help you to decide, what is the right time to see a doctor or eye specialist.

Symptoms of Eye Floaters:

  • When a tiny spot, flecks, clear little bubbles, threads or webs can be appeared in your field of eye vision.
  • They are particularly seen when you look at a light-colored area, such as white paper or a blue sky.
  • These spots or we can say floater moves as the eye moves.
  • These are small, dark, shadowy shapes that can look like spots, threadlike strands, or squiggly lines.

Common Causes of Eye Floaters:

  • Small flecks of a protein called collagen, is also a most common cause of eye floater.
  • The most common causes of eye floater are age related changes.
  • Changes of the vitreous humor can also responsible for causes eye floaters.
  • Some types of eye injuries in patients can also create these kind of issues.
  • Different eye disease such as eye inflammation, eye infection, Intraocular tumor and others can also lead to eye floaters.
  • Sometimes, a patient with visual aura of migraine headache can also faced these kind of problems.
  • Diabetic retinopathy in patients can also directly hit the patient’s eye and responsible for causes eye floaters.