The small moving spots appearing in your field of vision are called eye floaters. They become noticeable especially when you are looking at something bright, such as white paper or a blue sky. Although eye floaters do not interfere with your sight, they can be quite annoying.
It is occasional for a particular large eye floater to cast a subtle shadow over your vision which tends to occur only in certain types of light. Most people learn to live with eye floaters and ignore them because they often improve over months to years. It only happens rarely that benign eye floaters become bothersome enough to be considered for treatment.
Eye floaters move as the eyes move. They generally appear to dart away when you try to focus on them.
Symptoms of eye floaters may include:
Eye floaters can appear in many different shapes, such as:
Once you develop eye floaters they usually do not go away, though they tend to improve over time.
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