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Why do I keep seeing small black hair pieces in front of my eyes?
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
In brief: Vitreous floaters
The hairs or lines are due to the shadow in your vision of a vitreous floater inside the eye in the vitreous jelly.
They generally cause no harm but are annoying. In rare situations they can be a warning sign of a much more serious problem such as a retinal hole or tear. See your eye md if there is a large increase in the number of floaters that you see.

In brief: Vitreous floaters
The hairs or lines are due to the shadow in your vision of a vitreous floater inside the eye in the vitreous jelly.
They generally cause no harm but are annoying. In rare situations they can be a warning sign of a much more serious problem such as a retinal hole or tear. See your eye md if there is a large increase in the number of floaters that you see.
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