What are the tiny black spots in my field of vision?

Do you know experiencing tiny black spots in your field of vision is a common problem faced by everyone at some point?  These tiny spots are known as floaters.

Floaters appear like a strand of thread or tiny dots swimming in your field of vision. They are frequently seen in a bright light.

What are these spots?

There is a gel-like substance that is between the retina and the lens called vitreous. These spots or strands are tiny clumps of materials within your vitreous. These floaters occur when there is an excess build-up of collagen in the vitreous.

What are the risk factors?

The occurrence of the floats in your vision is common as you age. Apart from aging, there are other risk factors that could result in the occurrence of the floaters.

The factors are:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Eye trauma or eye surgery
  • Migraines
  • Inflammation in the eyes

When should you visit the eye doctor?

We strongly recommend that you seek immediate help once you start experiencing floaters along with these signs: 

  • Temporary vision loss
  • Flashes of light
  • Eye pain
  • Recurrence of floaters, especially after eye trauma or surgery

Tiny black spots in your vision could be a sign of serious eye conditions.

Early detection and treatment is the best way to lead a healthy life. Eye floaters are usually common and harmless.  But if you experience prolonged symptoms, then consult an ophthalmologist

This post is not intended to be medical advice. Always rely on your medical practitioners on matters related to your health.

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