This very common complaint is the phenomenon of seeing fine wavy lines, dots or spots in front of the eyes. They are also variously described by patients as cobwebs, mosquitoes or flies. They seem to ‘float’ in midair, hence the term ‘floaters’
‘Benign’ Versus ‘Sinister’ Floaters
Floaters can be benign or they may signal the presence of an underlying sinister eye problem. Fortunately, most floaters are of the benign type. Benign floaters are usually few in number and have been present for a long time. Sinister floaters are usually of sudden onset and come as a shower.
The cause of Benign Floaters