Why do I see spots and eye floaters?

Due to vitreous cell. We can see the cells that are floating in our vitreous, occasionally in a bright day. But if anyone develops vitreous detachment, the floaters are more commonly seen and they are more in number. Also people with disease of posterior part of their eyes may have more floaters. Like patients with diabetes, who has had bleeding in their eyes.
Vitreous floaters. Nearly everyone experiences floaters at some point, both young and old. The vitreous gel that fills the back of the eye is mostly clear, but can clump together into strands, which cast shadows on the retina. The vitreous can also pull away from the retina as it liquefies, creating larger floaters. See an ophthalmologist if many new floaters appear or if they are accompanied by flashes of light.

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What are some treatments for eye floaters/spots?

None. You can't treat them, unless you do invasive vitrectomy surgery (not warranted). More importantly, if you have new or worse floaters with or without new symptoms like flashing lights or peripheral vision loss, you must have a dilated retinal exam asap. Read more...
"Serious" floaters. Vitrectomy works for bad floaters. It carries risks like cataract, but may have reasonably good outcomes. Most floaters are not serious enough to warrant a vitrectomy. Of the floaters that are truly serious, most are associated with some other disease process like diabetes. Yag laser lysis is the other way. It is less invasive, but less effective also. Don't forget dilated exam first! Read more...

Do eye floaters float everywher or do they stay in one spot in your vision?

Should move. . This is from a posterior vitreous detachment. The gel inside your eyes, vitreous, has partially liquefied & is pulling away from the retina which lines the back of your eye. This is a normal with aging. This causes floaters. The only concern is if it begins to pull on the retina & tears it. Retinal tears can lead to retinal detachment & blindness. Go to your doctor immediately if you start to. Read more...
Floaters float! Floaters are tiny clumps of gel or cells floating inside the vitreous, casting shadows on the retina. They are more visible when you look at the sky or a bright, evenly lit surface, and may look like little dots, circles, lines, clouds or cobwebs. You have always had some floaters since birth, even if you were not aware of them. New floaters come from tiny bits of retinal tissue. Read more...

I see sometimes invisible spots and I went to an eye doctor and he said my eyes were fine what could those transparent spots be? Floaters?

Entoptics. You are seeing a normal phenomena - called 'flying corpuscles'. These are actually white cells passing through the capillary circulation at the back of your eye. You actually can view this way something microscopic which if lying on the table before you, you could not see. They are not floaters but are normal and a sign of good eye health. Read more...
Floaters. What you are actually seeing is a shadow cast by the natural "jelly" in the back of the eye, called vitreous humor. Sometimes it can look like strands of hair or comma shaped. If your doctor said that everything looked fine, then you likely don't have a retinal hole, tear, or detachment. Read more...

I am 21& having floaters for 2yrs, I see a black stationary spot in the corner of my left eye when I squint very very hard, could this be a retinal tear?

Yes it could be. Floaters can be a sign of serious things like retinal tears, retinal detachment, or hemorrhage. They also can be a symptom of types of migraines. Bottom line, you need to have your eyes checked by an eye doctor to make sure everything is ok. Read more...
If new, need exam. If they are new onset, get an eye exam urgently. Floaters in the eye have several causes. The most common cause is degeneration of the vitreous fluid. The floaters gradually get worse, and persist. Sudden increase in floaters may be caused by vitreous separation (detachment) and may associated with a retinal tear or detachment, and an urgent eye exam is advisable. Read more...

67yo with spot in vision. No flashing or h/a can see peripherally ok. Could this be just a floater. Keep rubbing eye no luck. No pain.

See Eye Dr. soon. If a spot always appears in the SAME place in the center of your visual field, rather than just floating by, you may have a problem with the Macula in that eye. This is a small area of your retina that allows you to see fine detail clearly. Such as reading fine print or threading a needle. The main causes are: age related macular degeneration and macular hole or pucker. SEE http://bit.ly/1tiadJy. Read more...