Floaters

The eye is a sphere composed of a lens at the front and a retina at the back. The sphere is filled with a clear gelatinous substance called the vitreous humour. As we age, the vitreous humour in the eye may become cloudy and small specks may develop in this gel. You see these specks as floating black spots, better known as ‘floaters’. However, in some cases floaters have a different cause.