As you become older the jelly like material called vitreous becomes more liquid. Then the collagen fibers in the vitreous tend to clump together. These bits of tiny debris appear like shadows on the retina.
Floaters are suspended in the gel like substance called vitreous.
Muscae volintates or mouches volantes is a specific type of floaters which consists of small spots
Symptoms of floaters
Floaters appear like cobwebs, threads, spots or dark specks material floating in the field of vision
Risk factors of floaters
Causes of floaters
Injury to the eye
If the floaters are few and does not cause any problem then there is no need for any treatment
If the floaters are many and if it affects the vision, then vitrectomy is perfomed. In vitrectomy the vitreous gel with floaters are removed and the vitreous is replaced by salt solution.