What are those floaty things in your eye Michael Mauser
Have you ever noticed something swimmingin your field of visioné It may look like a tiny wormor a transparent blob, and whenever you try to geta closer look, it disappears, only to reappearas soon as you shift your glance. But don't go rinsing out your eyes! What you are seeing is a common phenomenon known as a floater. The scientific name for these objectsis Muscae volitantes,
Latin for quot;flying flies,quot; and true to their name,they can be somewhat annoying. But they're not actually bugsor any kind of external objects at all. Rather, they exist inside your eyeball. Floaters may seem to be alive,since they move and change shape, but they are not alive. Floaters are tiny objectsthat cast shadows on the retina, the lightsensitive tissueat the back of your eye.
They might be bits of tissue, red blood cells, or clumps of protein. And because they're suspendedwithin the vitreous humor, the gellike liquidthat fills the inside of your eye, floaters drift alongwith your eye movements, and seem to bounce a littlewhen your eye stops. Floaters may be onlybarely distinguishable most of the time.
They become more visiblethe closer they are to the retina, just as holding your hand closerto a table with an overhead light will result in a moresharply defined shadow. And floaters are particularly noticeable when you are lookingat a uniform bright surface, like a blank computer screen, snow, or a clear sky,
where the consistency of the backgroundmakes them easier to distinguish. The brighter the light is,the more your pupil contracts. This has an effect similarto replacing a large diffuse light fixture with a single overhead light bulb, which also makesthe shadow appear clearer. There is another visual phenomenonthat looks similar to floaters but is in fact unrelated. If you've seen tiny dots of lightdarting about
when looking at a bright blue sky, you've experienced what is knownas the blue field entoptic phenomenon. In some ways,this is the opposite of seeing floaters. Here, you are not seeing shadows but little moving windowsletting light through to your retina. The windows are actually causedby white blood cells moving through the capillariesalong your retina's surface. These leukocytes can be so largethat they nearly fill a capillary
The Red Dot optical illusion sight test with a hidden image leaves the internet baffled
Is your eyesight good enough to see the picturehidden inside this red circleé The brain teaser is said to test the internet'svision with people able to see everything from a detailed image to just an outline,while others have struggled to spot anything at all.The sight test is currently trending online with many users baffled by what the mysteriouspicture actually is. While some claim they can see the whole imagein perfect detail, others are left scratching their heads in confusion. When the dot is flipped you can clearly seea detailed sketch of a horse complete with
a mane and tail, saddle and bridle and grassaround its feet. Some people can only see the outline of theimage before the red spot is flipped, while others say they can see much more. Try thetest to see how you get on. Calm your mind and stare at this red circle.See anythingé Did you see the hidden image plainlyé Most people see nothing, others find the hiddenimage to be a plain outline. Did you see all of the hidden details, too é The horse iswearing a saddle as well as standing in the grass. Did you see all of this before it wasoutlinedé