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Flashes, Floaters, and Vitreous Detachment

There is a jelly-like substance called the vitreous that fills the inside of the eye and gradually shrinks with time.  Floaters are little “cobwebs” or condensed spots of vitreous that float around in your field of vision.  They are small, dark, shadowy shapes that can look like spots, thread-like strands, or squiggly lines.