Eye floaters are often described as tiny black or gray stingy spots that seem to move quickly as you try to look at them.  Eye floaters can be a normal part of the aging process. Before we explore floaters in more detail, It is important to note if you notice a sudden increase in eye floaters, sometimes accompanied by flashes of light or loss of peripheral vision you should contact one of our eye doctors immediately as it may be a sign of a retinal detachment.

So, exactly what is an eye floater or muscae volitantes? Did you ever wonder what causes eye floaters?  This video produced by TEDed provides a detailed explanation of eye floaters:

Produced by TEDed & Constantly Curious
Meet The Creators:
Educator – Michael Mauser
Producer – Stephen Whittle
Animator – Jane E. Davies
Script Editor – Alex Gendler