Eye Floaters and Flashes, Animation.
Eye Floaters and Flashes, Animation.

From the patient’s point of view, floaters
are objects that drift around in the field of vision. They may look like blobs, little worms or
cobwebs that move with the eye’s movement. They seem impossible to focus on and are most
visible when looking against a bright plain background such as a blue sky or a blank computer
screen. Floaters are in fact particles suspended inside
the vitreous body – the gel-like structure that fills the space between the lens and
the retina. What we see, however, are not the floaters
themselves, but the shadows they cast on the retina. The closer they are to the retina, the larger
and clearer they appear in the field of vision. Commonly, floaters develop as part of normal
aging. With age, the gel-like vitreous body undergoes
syneresis – a process in which water is separated from solid components, creating
pockets of fluid that are perceived by the patient as blobs or little worms. The major structural protein of the vitreous
– collagen fibrils – become denatured, clump together and can be seen as floating
strings or cobwebs. The fluid pockets may collapse, causing the
vitreous to shrink and pull away from the retina. This pulling exerts mechanical stimulations
on the retina, producing “flashes of light” or photopsias in peripheral vision. Eventually, the vitreous is separated from
the retina. This is known as posterior vitreous detachment
or PVD. PVD is very common but is generally benign
and does not require treatment. The floaters may be a nuisance to vision,
but in most people, the brain will eventually learn to ignore them. Complications may happen, however, in a small
number of cases. As the vitreous detaches, it may pull the
retina with it, resulting in a retinal tear. Fluid from the vitreous may then sip through
the tear and cause the retina to separate from the underlying tissue. This is known as retinal detachment and is
a sight-threatening condition. Worrying signs to watch out for include:
– A sudden increase in number of new floaters, especially tiny ones as these may represent
pigments or blood cells released from the damaged retina or blood vessels. – A shade or curtain of vision – a sign
of loss of vision from the detached part of the retina. People with high degree of myopia are at higher
risks of having PVD. The longer shape of the eyeball in myopia
increases the likelihood of PVD and also the risk of retinal complications. This is because the retina is stretched over
a larger surface and becomes thinner and more vulnerable to tears. Other risk factors for PVD include intraocular
inflammation, trauma, previous eye surgery, diabetes and family history.

100 thoughts on “Eye Floaters and Flashes, Animation.”

  1. Alila Medical Media says:

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  2. 1bubble x says:

    ive ben wondering what they were called TYSM

  3. Global Championship League says:

    My mother say she sees a things moving in zigzag pls help

  4. Gerald Acheampong says:

    Most of my floaters are just on my left eye, the other one just has one visible dot that I see everywhere I go and just a little few flashing dots.

  5. NOEL PINEIRO says:

    When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse, out of the corner of my eye. I turned to look but it was gone, I can not put my finger on it now. The child is grown , the dream is gone.

  6. Chris Heinrich says:

    I've still to this day got a fly on my windscreen.

  7. Milena says:

    i started getting them a few days ago. I see a dark dot that darts away every time I try to look at it 😖 . I have an appointment next week to get my eyes checked out tho

  8. Eviid says:

    Is it normal to have like one million of them

  9. Heime101 says:

    Super annoying I hate it

  10. Banakizmo says:

    when i was a child, i thought iam seeing bacterias

  11. Aærön Mîná says:

    So we might as well just die

  12. Chaimae says:

    So informative thanks

  13. esraa husam says:

    I wish I didn't watch this

  14. Epic Crasher 2010 says:

    I just had eye flashes yesterday

  15. Sajjad H. Shaikh says:

    Firstly thank you doctor, very important for us and knowledgeable.

  16. kpop trash says:

    eye flashes gang rise up ✌️ am i going blind?

  17. R O N I K says:

    I have this problem so wut should i do…

  18. Feri .D says:

    I recently started seeing these lines. I only see one for now but it's so weird as I look at the ceiling it comes and it slowly just goes down and disappears then when I look up it comes again. Or I stare at the ceiling and it just randomly comes and when i try to look at it, it slides to the right or left of my eye 😂 I thought this was a bad and dangerous thing but it's not harmful at all. No need to worry and most definitely don't worry it's not a sign for glasses 😂

  19. Gree Q says:

    Is eye floaters caused by brain tumor?

  20. Anwar Barazona says:

    Thanks for the educational information sir….i have one…..

  21. Namo Venkatesh says:

    How to stop this floters

  22. Mister Morne Van der Berg says:

    So mister computer How can I get rid of them??

  23. tommy potter says:

    How to remove that thing it so werd ?

  24. badey shah says:

    After watching conjuring movie these ghosts appeared in my both eyes

  25. Miajan Mia says:

    Thanks for your video.
    I have plenty floating shapes for more than 15 years. For the last five years my eyes cover by blood as a result of soft tissue damage, in early stages the blood lost for one or two days, but recently continued for a week. Could you please advise me what should I do and is there any danger to my eyesight?

  26. sema navidi says:

    You sure pronounce the words, retina, vitreous, and tear weirdly.

  27. vindhya kumari says:

    Plz help me to strengthen optic nerve nd food intake for diabetic retinopathy

  28. all is well # says:

    During school days, when I see them, i thought i have a special power to see microbes with naked eyes…😆😆😆😆

  29. ijaz ali says:


  30. linda chandler says:

    I REALLY wanted to listen to this and it was short so the mechanical voice didn't make me turn it off. Please! If nothing else, pay a homeless person $10 to read it!!!

  31. BabY3v0 Channel says:

    How to cure this eye floater?

  32. Happy Is Vibrant says:

    Let’s also keep in mind, these can also be a sign of what’s called an Aura migraine. You don’t always have pain with this type of migraine. I get the floaters before or during an aura migraine

  33. PCM Denault says:

    TBI and loss if Vision

  34. ButterSnaps Wright says:

    ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°

  35. Michael Cowan says:

    I hear of so many people with floaters nowadays.
    Must be these damn cell phones that we look at all day long.

  36. B H says:

    Migraines.. I can't. tolerate Cold at all. When Cold or even light wind Hits my forehead or side Temple I get sever migraines (I think it's spasms or blood not reaching fine veins tips) which last for weeks. I have been where two to three woolen hats for 25 years 24/7 many neurologists have tried everything no help. Can't work lost Business, money, No life at all. My life is ruined completely. Any advice.!!! Please make vedios on that subject.. Thanks a lot and God bless.

  37. B H says:

    Please also provide some remedy for floaters.

  38. Ceylon Diary says:

    Thank you for Videos…keep it up!

  39. scott lingenfelter says:

    I have an extremely rare condition called +20/20 vision. aswell as floater and specs

  40. Debra James says:

    Does anyone have cobwebs? I do with flashes of light.

  41. Savage Land says:

    I had these flashes in my peripheral vision and started taking borax to kill nano dust we breath and the flashes stopped! Completely

  42. faisal cheema says:

    Yes very well explained ..I have these flotes in both eyes after when my neck was suppressed by me with both of my hands till 30 seconds…due to my anger at any issue..
    Plz refer me any expert ,eye specialist or any other medications about????

  43. Gaylene Morley says:

    Not worth letting them stay you may have retina detachment. I did. Had to have surgery sept 2019 which took floaters away but the oil im my eye is there still some and a katerrack there to now in two weeks for jan 9th 2020 getting rest of oil out of eye then later the other surgery does help but is never the same againbein honest with all

  44. littlebritain64 says:

    I suffer of this since I was a teenager, maybe earlier…..

  45. shining stars says:

    My doc said if i see some flashes i need to go to him immediately or go to an emergency.my degree is so high tho that my spec glasses is so thick (srry for my bad eng)

  46. Parth Trivedi says:

    Try cleft palate as your next topic

  47. Nanaji S says:

    Hello Alila can you please make a video on topic of painful EYE SWELLING often occurres and disappeares with out any treatment 🤔

  48. DnVrDt says:

    I had this since 16.. now i'm 29 and they are still there. The video is right when it says that the brain learn to bypass them. At some point you don't notice them anymore. My doctor (visit when I was 18) said that they are not dangerous but I have to pay attention. I must return if I see flashes or I notice that they are fixed in one spot (not floating). So Don't be anxious. Also I never had to use glasses my vision is near perfect.

  49. Yasmin Mohammed says:

    I have by seeing these as a kid and I am 46 with excellent vision…how do we know these things are actually not in the air

  50. Levy Bongbonga says:

    Jesus 🙏🏻

  51. Kevin Chandler says:

    I have one in my right eye that moves around

  52. Kathy R. says:


  53. Joe Joe johnson says:

    More reminders of falling apart while growing old..

  54. emkay says:

    Can you do one on Ocular Hypertension? That's what I am dealing with right now. 🙁

  55. Dave Dennis says:

    I've had this all my life. When I look at the clear sky, I see tiny water spots in the blue.

  56. Pete S says:

    How I love robot voices

  57. Ricky Mellottsr says:

    I had floaters all my life. At 63 I had them surgically removed . I also had a detached retina. After 3 surgeries all is well . Detachment is fixed, no floaters , all is good……

  58. Andrew Morton says:

    I have theses, dew to anxiety

  59. Craig Healey says:

    How can it be fixed?

  60. Nayan Mipun says:

    Some body please help me revive my.floaters

  61. Psychic Medium Jesse says:

    So the eye can lie 😂

  62. fantastichound says:

    Mine appeared when i was thirty four, i just walk up one summer day and that's what i saw.

  63. Ammar Salem says:

    So what is the treatment for eyefloater???if any .

  64. Andro Coder says:

    What's the remedy of it?? … I have the same problem..but in lagre scale

  65. Mary Heffernan says:

    Physical changes to macula in age related macular degeneration

  66. David the Baptist1611 says:

    Should a 15 year old be worried if he is seeing floaters and after how long should he start to worry if it doesn't disappear

  67. Bill Bixbyfan says:

    It's the denatured, synthetic world we live in, artificial, destructive lights, most people have these now, you can thank the Jews

  68. deathwarrior productions says:

    I'm 28 and I've had the floaters since I was 22 but have gooten more noticeable

  69. C. Fitzpatrick says:

    That was a real eye opener, have had them for a long time.

  70. musthafa Ibn mohedheen says:

    I have same problems..
    Any treatment???

  71. welcome to reality says:

    Im 57 yo… I very occasionally have peripheral fast strobing light that blurs my vision in that spot, unusally only lasts for a a few mins. This seems like whats covered in this video, but would appreciate confirmation. I wonder if drinking more water, or maybe some herbals, vitamins would help?

  72. Tim Harris says:

    Yea I see them in ultraviolet light when I’m outside. I thought I was seeing a brain tumour

  73. Ms. Evangelist Paul says:

    I got those plus twitching of the eye lids

  74. Lionel Washington says:

    I knew I wasn't the only one experiencing this.

  75. Just a ok hand says:

    Mines are rainbow I also call them mini Paralysis demons

    I dont know why really.

  76. Bernard Lewis says:

    Mine are transparent!!

  77. T c says:

    Have the same problem!

  78. Lilly Woolford says:

    I have multicoloured blob floaters looking at nearly everything

  79. Lilly Woolford says:

    I make myself look crazy Tring to hit them

  80. jimmy fortrue says:

    My mom once told my dad she could see things like "molecules" floating in the sky…. he told her "you're nuts"…
    I told her I see them too.

  81. DenviousMars says:

    I guess it's normal getting it as a teen, i had them when i was 17

  82. Katie Mo says:

    for me they are NANOBOTS

  83. Demir - says:

    I thought ı was going insane when I first saw them.

  84. Maverick PlayS says:

    when i was in 2nd standard 1000 of times i tried to catch them and stop
    in 2006 i guess now i am 21
    how time flies😭
    i want to make time machine n go back in time n treat my mistakes
    and hence time is an isllusion even god cant reverse it
    and this for time wasting guyz
    never waste time guyz u never will get it back word
    mark my words do study do imp things in life do good things bcz 1 day world will destroy due to bad people
    do want to destroy this 1000 of years hardwork of humanity
    good luck for BEST life

  85. Bagus Purbaya says:

    Adakah orang Indonesia yang kena Floater?

  86. Sunako Chan says:

    I love playing with ma floaters. Once they start to drop I then start to pull them high again. 😂

  87. dazza944 says:

    I’ve had this about a month now, I follow them around with my eye and when my eyes are still they drop to the bottom ……sometimes I see clumps of small circles with dots inside.

  88. Midnightt Wolff says:

    Will i be ok? Am i dying ??

  89. Midnightt Wolff says:

    Im 15 nd see them alot am i dying aill i be ok?

  90. runtothehills says:

    computer voiced videos are the bane of the internet….

  91. saverio luppino says:

    Any treatement?

  92. Altamash Sayyed says:

    I was thinking that i am the only one
    Who can see microbes in air

  93. Ethan Gil says:

    i’m 16 and got eye floaters too i just learned how to deal with them, just ignore them and you’ll be goodd

  94. It's ya boi Aldo says says:

    I see one bright dot on my left eye but when I blinked it disappear, is it photopsia? I have floaters as well.

  95. Kangkan Das says:

    I am having it since yesterday. At first I thought there is something inside my eye, maybe dust or something. After washing my eyes several times the floaters didn't go. Then I realised that there is something wrong happening in my eyes. Then I have visited a doctor and then I got to know that it's fluid detachment happened in my right eye. Now I am not able to concentrate on anything because everytime I see something my focusses goes on the floaters. Oh, God please help me. I am getting anxious and panic attack. Do I need to live with these floaters my entire life or is there any way to remove them?? Please someone help me who have experienced this before.

  96. It's ya boi Aldo says says:

    I see floaters and flashes with small tiny floaters as well then I went to a doctor he gave an eye drop if it's not helping he said to check up again.

  97. Luiz Henrique says:

    I just went to the doctor because of this yesterday!

  98. Ace TheMC says:

    I just had a possible case of pink eye or uveitis and I been seeing them ever since should I be worried ?

  99. Avilasa Magar says:

    I have same this condition…when I stay sunlight or little high light power i saw always one line very light shadow? Pls how to can I solve this problem? It's for me very new case? But this case is just my left side eye only.Can some one help me pls coz iam very sad about this.

  100. Marivic Gohil says:

    thank you for the very informative video. i am experiencing floaters and i am a bit wworried. but now i feel relieved and will go see a doctor for more help

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