Vitreous Detachment & FloatersThe center of the eye is filled with a jelly-like substance called "vitreous". At a young age, this substance is very thick with a consistency somewhat like "Jell-o". As a natural process of aging, the vitreous becomes more liquefied as one gets older. The vitreous is usually completely attached to the retina, which is the seeing membrane in the back of the eye.
As the vitreous pulls away from the back of the eye, sometimes small pieces of the vitreous "break away" and float inside the liquefying jelly. These are "floaters" and appear as black spots or specks in your vision that often move around, especially with eye movement. As the vitreous continues to detach, these floaters usually settle to the bottom of the eye and become less bothersome. Sometimes, it takes several months for the symptoms to improve. There is no medication, glasses, or surgery that will make these symptoms improve faster.
Monday, September 26, 2011
BLACK DOT IN THE MIDDLE OF MY LEFT EYE
Posted by skeet65 at 11:36 AM