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IN Health & Fitness ON 10 Mar, 2016
Have you ever noticed the irritating worms floating in your eyes? I seriously wonder why these strange objects exist. Don't confuse these floating objects with the mucus which may come out of your eyes when you blow your nose hard.
These floating worms run out of the sight whenever you try to focus on them. The presence of these transparent worms can be felt during the day time. Let's find out what exactly these worm-shaped objects are and why they're present in our eyes.
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Only 70% of the people in the world have experienced these transparent floaters in their eyes.
The major function of vitreous humour is to maintain the round shape of our eyes.
Floaters are actually the shadows created in this process.
They block the light and form different shapes such as circles, worms or tadpoles on our retina.
Floaters possess entirely different appearance at the time of bleeding from the eyes. They are formed when red blood cells enter the vitreous humour and disappear as soon as the blood is absorbed.
Shrinkage of the vitreous gel is a common phenomenon in old age. When vitreous fluid moves away from the retina, floaters become more evident and appear like spider webs.
Gazing continuously at the sun or any bright source of light can make you to experience floaters in your eyes.
As soon as you switch from bright light to darkness, these mysterious floaters will disappear instantly.
In extreme cases, floaters can even impede vision. The only solution is to undergo surgery to remove these large sized floaters, and the vitreous gel is substituted with the saline liquid.
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