Floaters: So What Are Those Damned Moving Amoeba Things In Your Eyes, Anyway?


By Tara McGinley,

You know those floaty, amoeba-shaped things you can see if you press your closed eyes with your hands then look at a bright light?

When I was a kid and saw those damned things I convinced myself that I had a special power where I had some sort of “microscopic vision” talent. I thought I could control them. I couldn’t. But it was fun to think so. Yep, I was a weird little kid.

It still happens to me from time to time in my adult life, so I found this short TED-ed video—that explains exactly what that visual phenomenon is known as “floaters”—highly informative and fascinating.

https://cultureofawareness.com/2016/08/07/floaters-so-what-are-those-damned-moving-amoeba-things-in-your-eyes-anyway/

 

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