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Floaters are small shapes that some people see floating in their field of vision.
Symptoms of floaters
You may not notice floaters all of the time. When your eyes are still or you are gazing into space, you may see them drift slowly across your field of vision.
Causes of floaters
Floaters are caused by small pieces of debris that float in the vitreous humour of the eye.
Diagnosing floaters
Even though floaters are usually harmless and do not affect your vision significantly, you should have your eyes checked by an optician on a regular basis.
Treating floaters
In most cases, floaters do not cause any significant problems and do not require treatment. Eye drops are ineffective and will not make floaters disappear.