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
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The NAD has noticed that many deaf and hard of hearing people have complained that s force them to use VRI. This is not acceptable. We have noticed that VRI is particularly incompatible for certain groups of deaf and hard of hearing people, such as deaf people who are blind, or have intellectual disabilities, or those who have trouble seeing or moving. NAD recently filed a lawsuit against George Washington University because they forced deaf and hard of hearing patients to use VRI. We had three plaintiffs in the case.
The first went to the for surgery on her neck. She told the that she couldn't use VRI and needed an interpreter on site. The refused and she went ahead with the surgery. After her surgery, she woke up flat on her back and the personnel wheeled up the VRI machine to her but she couldn't even move her neck and turn her head to see it! To make matters worse, the VRI would often lose connection and the image was too blurry. The second plaintiff went to GW to give birth. She had a highrisk pregnancy and went into labor 10 weeks early.
She had no interpreter, and the forced her to use VRI. Because of how she had to move her body while giving birth, she struggled to watch the interpreter on the VRI. She needed an interpreter to be there in person but the wouldn't provide one. The third plaintiff went to the with very bad stomach problems. She hadn't been able to eat or drink of three days and was dizzy. The still made her use VRI. They couldn't set it up and the screen was too blurry for her to see. If an is forcing you to use VRI, please let us know. We hope that these lawsuits will teach other s a lesson so they don't force deaf patients to use VRI!