As we get older, part of the vitreous (the jelly-like stuff in the back of the eye
that keeps our eye in the shape that it is in) will slowly liquify and cause what we see as floaters
Most floaters do not require any treatment.. If they are bothersome enough to affect daily activities, a laser
procedure or surgery to remove the jelly and floaters can be done. New floaters require urgent eval.
Answer assisted by Tejas Ozarkar, Medical Student