Eye floaters are small moving spots that appear in your field of vision. They may be especially noticeable when you look at something bright, such as white paper or a blue sky.
Eye floaters can be annoying, but they generally don't interfere with your sight.
Occasionally a particularly large eye floater may cast a subtle shadow over your vision. But this tends to occur only in certain types of light.
Most of the time people learn to live with eye floaters and ignore them. And they often improve...
Intraocular pressure can vary from person to
Not all people with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) have
increased pressure inside the eye. As many as 40% to 50% of cases of OAG may
occur without increased pressure inside the eye, and most people with elevated
pressures will never get glaucoma.1, 2
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Trobe JD (2006). Principal ophthalmic conditions.
Physician's Guide to Eye Care, 3rd ed., chap. 6, pp.
107-111. San Francisco: American Academy of Ophthalmology.
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May 5, 2010
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