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Posterior Vitreous Degeneration (PVD) "Floaters"

Eye floaters are small, dark, and often irregularly shaped specks, cobwebs, or other shapes that drift across the visual field. They are typically caused by tiny pieces of debris or protein that float around in the vitreous, which is the clear, gel-like substance that fills the inside of the eye.

When light enters the eye, it passes through the vitreous and is projected onto the retina at the back of the eye. The debris in the vitreous casts a shadow on the retina, which is what creates the visual appearance of the floaters.

Most people will experience eye floaters at some point in their lives, and they are usually harmless. However, if you suddenly develop a large number of floaters or if they are accompanied by flashes of light or other vision changes, it's important to seek medical attention right away, as these symptoms could be a sign of a more serious eye condition, such as a retinal tear or detachment.

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