Floaters & Flashes

You may sometimes see small specks or clouds moving in your vision, called floaters. They can often appear when looking at a plain background, like a blank wall or blue sky. Floaters are actually tiny clumps of cells or material inside the vitreous, the clear, gel-like fluid that fills the inside of your eye. The onset of floaters is sometimes accompanied by flashing lights. While most of the time floaters are harmless, they can also be indicative of a retinal detachment. Read more about when to call the doctor here.