Virtually all adults experience floaters to some degree. Floaters may appear as dots, lines, or a blurry haze in the field of vision that moves with eye movement. Floaters are more noticeable in bright settings such as a snow-covered ground or a bright sunny day. For the most part, floaters are just a part of getting older.
One of the most common symptoms that we hear about in our clinic are flashes and floaters.
Patients often describe floaters as a sudden onset of tiny dots, a new greyish glob, or a cloudlike film that floats back and forth in their field of vision. Floaters are most noticeable bright settings and especially against a bright background.