What The Hell`s Wrong When I See This? [Pic]

Submitted by: kitten_soup 6 years ago in Science

I"m not slowly losing my vision, am I?
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Male 766
COOTIES!!!
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Male 1,421
Oh Squiggly Line in My Eye Fluid

I see you there,

Lurking on the periphery of my vision

But when I try to look at you,

You scurry away!

Are you shy, squiggly line?

Why only when I ignore you

Do you return to the center of my eye?

Oh, squiggly line,

It`s all right

You are forgiven!

- Stewie Griffin
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Male 5,194
>>WHY IS EVERYONE YELLING?

BECAUSE THIS ITEM IS FOR PEOPLE GOING BLIND AND THEY CAN`T READ SO WELL.
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Male 270
Vitrious floaters, harmless. The stuff is floating in the liquid in your eyeball.
It is nothing to worry about, enjoy life!
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Female 854
I use to think that they were ghosts...I think I got the idea from watching a show and they had pictures of the `orbs`. Yeah I was a dumb kid. lol
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Male 5,620
I have a medical problem... better ask I-Am-Bored.
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Male 331
THOSE ARE CALLED SQUIGGLY LINES. I HEARD A POEM ABOUT THEM, RECITED BY STEWIE GRIFFIN FROM FAMILY GUY.
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Male 267
WHY IS EVERYONE YELLING?
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Female 7
@Corpsecrank - one of my favourite things in the world is when people are so sure they are right and then spout some incorrect rubbish.
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Male 174
You can see them best if you look into something with a very low backlight... like a telescope pointed at a dim light or something, helps them come into focus. I have a lot of those guys, they don`t just drift, they swirl around when I move my eye.
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Male 555
I was always told it was the remnants of an artery, that existed when you were still a fetus, that fed blood to your still-forming eye. Once your eye was formed, it dried up and broke apart, forever to float in your eye.
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Female 255
THANKS FOR USING CAPS LOCK. I WOULDN`T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HEAR YOU OTHERWISE.
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Male 229
THE INSIDE OF YOUR EYE IS FILLED WITH A LIQUID, SOMETIMES VERY MICROSCOPIC PARTICLES PASS THROUGH THE LIGHT COMING INTO YOUR EYE CREATE A SHADOW ON A BACK OF YOUR EYE, YOU THEN SEE THIS TRANSLATED AS SOMETHING `FLOATING` IN YOUR EYE SIGHT.

FLOATERS ARE NOT HARMFUL, HOWEVER AN INCREASE IN FLOATERS MAY BE A SIGN OF A DETACHED RETINA OR WORSE. IF YOU HAVE NOTICED THAT MORE AND MORE DEBRIS/FLOATERS ARE INVADED YOUR VISION CONTACT YOUR OPTOMETRIST
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Male 490
i have an ass load of those and its to the point that i researched it and learned they`re pretty much shadows of the thin layer of stuff in the back of your eye that breaks free.
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Male 69
Its eye oil.
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Female 1,798
@ Corpsecrank:

another explanation is detached retina that becomes visible as those squiggly lines.
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Male 262
It`s /in/ the eye:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floater
(yup, they`re really called floaters)
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Male 15,510
Mines are mostly orb like, and cell like types
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Male 700
I get them as well, i think its my eye working as a microscope and magnifing bacteria.
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Male 928
Seriously? No one really knows what this is? These are actually fine pieces of dust and debris on the surface of your eye directly in front of the pupil. As light enters the eye you see those dust particles the same as dirt on your windshield only much larger due to the distance between the surface of your eye being so close. I think the surface of your eye is as close to you as an object can be lol.
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Male 343
calcium deposits.
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Male 290
I always assumed it was little bits of fluff or something similar on the surface of the cornea.
They always seem to gently `slide` downwards as if pulled by gravity on a surface that has friction.
But some people are saying it is actually inside the eye itself?
They seem to be affected by blinking for me, so I`m not sure they`re inside the eye itself.
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Male 2,737
I love my eye floaters.
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Male 13
i get lots of eye floaters sometimes, probably taken too many psychedelics.
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Male 583
hehe family guy
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Male 1,582
I`ve never had eye floaters
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Female 3,696
I don`t think I`ve ever seen them before...sometimes I cough hard and I get little sparkles around the air though <3
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Male 768
Mine are more like strings of joined together circles.
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Male 73
and they move when your eye moves. if you keep your eyes perfectly still when you notice one, it wont move.
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Male 73
its leftover genetic material from your formation in the womb. it floats in your viscous eye fluid behind the retina. you see them because they cause partial obstructions when looking at light.
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Male 40,275

I never knew what you called those squigly things.
I thought `floaters` were things left in toilets.
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Male 756
lol bastards go away when you try to look directly at them
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Female 3,562
I can`t even look at the sky directly like that anymore. The glare hurts my eyes. Damn light sensitively.
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Male 2,246
Floaters occur naturally over time...no worries.
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Male 2,034
Yes, floaters, perfectly normal. They used to REALLY piss me off but I don`t even notice them anymore.

And demonveteran wins.
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Male 2,376
ahh floaters.. had them all my life.. perfectly normal!!!!
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Male 249
lol, can`t look at it no more
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Female 349
demonveteran - That`s exactly what I thought of :3
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Female 2,674
I don`t think I`ve ever seen this before so I`m kind of confused. Is this gif supposed to show what it looks like when this happens or something? O.O
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Male 238
Oh squiggly line in my eye fluid. I see you lurking there on the peripheral of my vision.

But when I try to look at you, you scurry away.

Are you shy, squiggly line?

Why only when I ignore you, do you return to the center of my eye?

Oh, squiggly line, it`s alright, you are forgiven.
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Male 321
HAHA
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Male 878
Floaters. You were born with them. Don`t worry about it.
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Female 9,585
I hate floaters.
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Male 1,383
Kinda looks like the outline of Marilyn Monroe, complete with beauty spot!
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Male 2,441
I hate that. Especially when you know it is part of the aura for a migraine.
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Male 26
what the eff is this crap? And why is it on here?
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Male 15,343
Floaters.
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Male 4,431
Animated gif is animated. ;-)
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Male 417
"Floaters" and no.
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Male 39
The fcuk is this? People don`t give a poo about this.
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Male 3,343
Seen them for a very long time. Started after I abused contact lenses. Could be inside the eye, or on the surface in the layer of tear. I don`t see them unless I stare off into whiteness and look for them. Never bothered me, really.
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Male 1,195
You`re not losing your vision, you`re just stupid.
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Female 104
Male 6
These are blind spots. Most of the time, you don`t see them, as one eye fills in the blind spots of the other, but if you are paying attention, you can see them. Squiggly lines are cause by blood vessels in your retina, and the dots (there shouldn`t be more than two of them) are caused by the hole in the retina where nerves leave the eye.
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Male 910
Floaters, just some poo that floats around in your eye and are visible due to some defect, which is common with age.
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Male 299
+1

I see hundreds of them sometimes...
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Male 2,516
you mean floaters?
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Male 2,586
Stolen from: WIKIPEDIA! :-)

Floaters
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Female 513
Called "eye floaters." They happen when bits of the vitreous (a clear gel between the lens and the retina) breaks loose and floats around, usually toward the more liquid part of the vitreous.
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Male 116
i always assumed it was just tiny bits of stuff floating around my eye
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Male 1,440
For information about this, and (possibly the source for the picture)

Come here.
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Male 2,513
Linty eye is the medical term
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Male 346
What? It`s a GIF...Nothing`s wrong.
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Male 6,737
Can`t remember what they`re called but everyone gets them.
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Female 368
Link: What The Hell`s Wrong When I See This? [Pic] [Rate Link] - I`m not slowly losing my vision, am I?
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