Floaters & Flashes

Floaters & Flashes

Floaters and Flashes are a common sight for many people. Floater describes the specks, threads, or cobweb-like images that occasionally drift across the line of vision. Flashes are sparks or strands of light that flicker across the visual field. Both are usually harmless. But they can be a warning sign of trouble in the eye, especially when they suddenly appear or become more plentiful.

Floaters & Flashes:

01 Floaters and Flashes

Animation credit: American Academy of Ophthalmology