Floaters is caused by the clumping of proteins in the vitreous, which is the clear gel that gives the eyeball its round shape.

When looking at a white wall or blue sky, the proteins can cast shadows. You may see a translucent image that looks similar to a fly.

Floaters can be very normal but may also indicate a sign of a retinal detachment or tear.

If you have sudden onset of floaters, accompanies by flashes/light/change in vision, please come in for an assessment immediately!