Eye floaters; we all have it, well nearly all of us.rnrnFloaters are those very annoying, small moving spots that appear in your field of vision. They may be especially noticeable when you look at something bright, such as white paper or the blue sky or like I mention to patients “when you are looking at nothing”! Because when you look at nothing, you tend to see imperfections inside your eyes.rnrnSo effectively, these floaters could have entertainment value for those of us who are bored with nothing much to do since they do have interesting shapes and flow.rnrnAlright, lets get serious.rnrnThe back of our eye is filled with a clear, jelly like substance called Vitreous. This is made of numerous collagen fibers which with age (and especially if you are nearsighted or have had eye surgery), shrink and accumulate in this vitreous to cast shadows on the retina thus blocking light coming in along that path (hence shadow). So floaters are usually caused by small protein particles called collagen.