Floaters are small dark spots that seem to float through your field of vision. Floaters tend to come and go and are especially obvious in settings with bright light and/or a light-colored background. As floaters move across your field of vision, it seems as though they constantly move away when you attempt to look directly at them. Floaters are typically part of the natural aging process and are more common in people who have had eye surgery or serious inflammatory conditions of the eye.
Although floaters are typically benign, increasing numbers of floaters in your vision can indicate a more serious problem, such as retinal detachment. If you notice increased numbers of floaters, be sure to call our office immediately to have your eyes examined.