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Some objects similar to fiber or string are afloat in my eyes from many years ago. What are these objects ? What is treatment? Isn't it dangerous?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Vitreous Floaters

The back part of the eye is filled with clear jelly-like substance called vitreous.
As it begins to liquefy over time, some of the fibers and debris become visible, particularly against a white background. New floaters and a change in your normal pattern of floaters can be a sign a of retinal damage or a pvd. You should get checked by an ophthalmologist.

In brief: Vitreous Floaters

The back part of the eye is filled with clear jelly-like substance called vitreous.
As it begins to liquefy over time, some of the fibers and debris become visible, particularly against a white background. New floaters and a change in your normal pattern of floaters can be a sign a of retinal damage or a pvd. You should get checked by an ophthalmologist.
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Dr. Todd Purkiss
Ophthalmology

In brief: Floaters

They are most likely what are known as floaters.
Floaters are condensations within the vitreous gel in the center of the eye. They can be annoying, but are usually not a significant problem. If you develop a shower of new floaters, particularly if seen with light flashes, that could indicate that you are developing a retinal tear or detachment, and you should be seen by an ophthalmologist asap.

In brief: Floaters

They are most likely what are known as floaters.
Floaters are condensations within the vitreous gel in the center of the eye. They can be annoying, but are usually not a significant problem. If you develop a shower of new floaters, particularly if seen with light flashes, that could indicate that you are developing a retinal tear or detachment, and you should be seen by an ophthalmologist asap.
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