Have you ever wondered what those bacteria
like things that you see sometimes in your visual field are? And thought that you’re a super human with
senses that allow you to see micro creatures? Well we sure did and we weren’t alone. They are actually called floaters.
Because….. Well… They float.. If you ever listened to your biology class,
You would probably know that the eye is a complex structure that has many layers. The retina is the screen for your image and
in front of that is a jelly like fluid called vitreous humour. When you are young the vitreous is homogenous (fancy
speak for clear all over) But as you age. This vitreous starts to
liquify. Just like gelatin. And these areas cause a shadow to be formed on
the retina…. And the so called floaters are formed Although they are seen in normal eyes, floaters
can be observed extensively in some conditions like blood in the vitreous as in Diabetes
or in trauma. They are also seen in people with shortsightedness,
usually referred to as *”muscae volitantis”…. I know that sounds like a game of thrones
reference. ..but well it isn’t! Why would you think it is! I just guess that it’s nature’s way of saying that you’re getting old.