Eye Floaters Bubbles

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of occasional little bubbles on the border of my inner eye-lid?
    In the area just below my eyelashes, where eyeliner is supposed to be put, there's one or two bubbles and I do not know where they come from. I do not put make up on, but I do wear contacts and occasionally glasses.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you are talking about what are called "floaters". These are just little pockets of air that get into your eye. It may or may not affect your vision, but they should go away within a few minutes.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are those little "bubbles" that you see when looking at the sky?
    No, not clouds or eyelashes, i mean in your eyes. Like when you look in the sky or at something lit up, you can see tiny circles that slowly go up and then fall down. Is it your mind just messing with you?

    • ANSWER:
      Eye floaters are those tiny spots, specks, flecks and "cobwebs" that drift aimlessly around in your field of vision. While annoying, ordinary eye floaters and spots are very common and usually aren't cause for alarm.

      Floaters and spots typically appear when tiny pieces of the eye's gel-like vitreous break loose within the inner back portion of the eye.

      When we are born and throughout our youth, the vitreous has a gel-like consistency. But as we age, the vitreous begins to dissolve and liquefy to create a watery center.

      Some undissolved gel particles occasionally will float around in the more liquid center of the vitreous. These particles can take on many shapes and sizes to become what we refer to as "floaters."

      You'll notice that these types of spots and floaters are particularly pronounced when you peer at a bright, clear sky or a white computer screen. But you can't actually see tiny bits of debris floating loose within your eye. Instead, shadows from these floaters are cast on the retina as light passes through the eye, and those shadows are what you see.

      You'll also notice that these specks never seem to stay still when you try to focus on them. Floaters and spots move when your eye moves, creating the impression that they are "drifting."

  3. QUESTION:
    Why Do I See Little Bubbles When I'm Looking at Things Sometimes?
    Sometimes, if I look hard enough, I can see them moving around with my eyes. Are they little particles of dust? Like dust motes or something?

    • ANSWER:
      they're called floaters

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floaters

  4. QUESTION:
    What are the bubble like ords that i see in the sky/random places?
    Now this has been going on since i was about 4 years old (i am now 19). whenever i stare at the sky or other things like freshly fallen, untouched snow, i see what apears to be bubbles. They look like bubbles that a little kid would make when playing with bubble wand/stick. they are appear in numbers ranging from 1 - 30. they are not like the spirit ords that people post about, these emit no light,smoke,etc... I have taken 2 successful photos of them, 1 "bubble" in each photo. so i know that they are real.

    Has anyone else seen these bubble like ords? And if so can you please share any information you have on what these things are and how/why they occure. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The only thing that I can think of is eye floaters.

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