Eye floaters are the spots seen floating in front of our eyes when we look around. Medically they are called myodesopsia. The eye floaters may be mistaken as some insect flying in front of our eyes but actually they are due to the sediments in the vitreous fluid present in our eyes. It may be seen in one or both eyes.
Normally a jelly like clear fluid is present in the posterior (Back side) 2/3 rd portion of the eye and it is known as vitreous humor. The light rays are focused by cornea and lens present in front portion of our eyes onto the retina which makes our vision possible. The light rays pass through the clear vitreous before reaching the retina. As one ages the deposits develop in the vitreous fluid and these deposits form a shadow on the retina and they are seen as floaters by that person. These deposits move with the eye movements and hence they are seen as spots floating in front of eyes.
Age: Most commonly found in elderly people above 70 years of age. Sometimes, seen in middle aged adults also.