Eye floaters. Floaters is a common term to describe specs and spots in the visual field. A common cause in young people is getting up too fast or changing position rapidly. Persistent floaters however are usually caused by age-related changes that occur as the jelly-like substance (vitreous) inside your eyes becomes more liquid. When this happens, microscopic fibers within the vitreous tend to clump together and can cast tiny shadows on your retina, which you may see as eye floaters.If you notice a sudden increase in the number of eye floaters, contact an eye specialist immediately.
Don't go together. If you are experiencing increased floaters where you are unable to see, or there's a curtain or veil of floaters, you have to see your eye doctor immediately. If it's an occassionally se, that can be because it's in your visual axis (line of vision). Diplopia isn't common, unless you have strabismus (eye muscle imbalance), thyroid, trauma, or possible mass in the orbit. Time to see an eye doctor.