Small Black Spot In Left Eye

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

Can you spot this Blackhead Extracted on the Upper Lip

It's like a little disc under there It is like a little disc Like a little coin or something I thinkPatient: Mmm hmm. Make the quot;Kissy facequot; there againé That's how we're going to hide it right in that line. And now I'm going to show you. Okay, let me just put a little Make sure I'm not hurting you, okayéPATIENT: Mmm hmm. .like I said before, OKé So we're just directing this.

I think she has a little cyst under here, but it's almost like a disc It's so tight in this area that it's, um, flattened it. But she's never been able to squeeze anything out of it, so. We'll find that for sure, make sure I'm not hurting you. You have a nice nose, a nice delicate nose. lt;gigglesgt; lt;to assistantgt; I might lean against it a little bit here and there Let me see if I can give it a little squeeze and see if it'll come out that way.

SFX: SQUIRT Oh that's it, a little (fades out) It was like a little river rock! It was like a little baby river rock! PATIENT: Let me see.DR. LEE: I'll show it to you. lt;talking with assistantgt; I don't think I need to press down. I think I need to put a gauze there. Just hold a little pressure there. I think it was maybe a calcified cyst. We'll send it for pathology and we'll find out.

In fact, I'll cut it open right after this, so we can take a look at it. See what it is. So, since it's a very delicate, small area, Little baby sutures here. Did I clutter your home, Rachel, with all that stuffé RACHEL: Oh no. I gave her a ton of stuff this weekend. RACHEL: Even my husband, he was looking through the boxes and he was like

RACHEL: quot;She gave you some really good stuff!quot; I know I thought you would like it. There's some good decorations there. Can you believe I've just been holding onto them foreveré Definitely. Crazy. That's a little suture you have here, that you can feel dragging along. RACHEL: So were you big into scrapbookingéDR. LEE: Yes. I can do it. It was lower than I thought it was. Oh you brought more scrapbooking stuff é!

I have tons of stuff ! The stuff you guys saw that was for the Secret Santa or the White Elephant All the way down, don't forget to turn it. yeah. That wasn't even like half of it MMMMM That wasn't even like a tenth of it . It's not even a tenth of it And what I gave her. What I gave you is not even like probably half of it {giggles} I have a lot of stuff But I haven't even used that Pazzels thing. Don't you even tell my husband that. He better not even watch this tutorial and hear that But . uh. he.um.

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