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Ever Pondered What Those Strange Transparent Worms Floating In Your Eyes Are?

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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Ever Pondered What Those Strange Transparent Worms Floating In Your Eyes Are?

Ever Pondered What Those Strange Transparent Worms Floating In Your Eyes Are?

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These worm-like objects are actually called "floaters."

These worm-like objects are actually called “floaters.”

Only 70% of the people in the world have experienced these transparent floaters in their eyes.

Vitreous humour is the gel-like substance present in the eyes.

Vitreous humour is the gel-like substance present in the eyes.

The major function of vitreous humour is to maintain the round shape of our eyes.

It also screens the light passing through lens to retina of our eyes.

It also screens the light passing through lens to retina of our eyes.

Floaters are actually the shadows created in this process.

Floaters are composed of water and proteins.

Floaters are composed of water and proteins.

They block the light and form different shapes such as circles, worms or tadpoles on our retina.

Some other causes are also reported for formation of floaters.

Some other causes are also reported for formation of floaters.

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.

Floaters are frequently observed in the old people.

Floaters are frequently observed in the old people.

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.

One can surely experience floaters in bright light.

One can surely experience floaters in bright light.

Gazing continuously at the sun or any bright source of light can make you to experience floaters in your eyes.

But you can never feel them in the dark.

But you can never feel them in the dark.

As soon as you switch from bright light to darkness, these mysterious floaters will disappear instantly.

The good thing is that you really don't need to worry about these floaters.

The good thing is that you really don’t need to worry about these floaters.

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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