The vitreous is thick, clear, gel-like fluid that fills up most of the interior spaces of your eyeballs. It also has very fine fibers that are interspersed throughout and connect to the retina. When these fibers come loose, it results in floaters.
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What made me see bright wavy lines while using my computer?
Aaron Weingeist, MD, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmartYour symptoms sound suspicious for an ophthalmic migraine (migraine without a headache). An ophthalmic migraine often includes zigzag lines, colored lights, or flashes of lights expanding to one side of your vision over 10 to 30 minutes. While what you described is not likely to be a sign of a more serious problem, you should consider scheduling an evaluation with your local eye doctor.
When should babies start to have eye exams?
First-time parents are surprised at how early babies need an eye exam. Newborns have their eyes checked before they leave the hospital; by the time they’re six months old, your pediatrician will also have checked their eyes again for vision development and alignment. Babies more than three months old should be able to follow a moving object with their eyes. If your child can’t make steady eye contact or seems unable to see correctly, let your doctor know. It’s normal for babies under four months old to occasionally cross their eyes. However, if it’s happening a lot or you notice one eye turning in, tell your pediatrician. Your child’s eyes should be checked by your pediatrician between ages three and four. Starting at age five, your pediatrician should check your child’s vision every year.
From The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents by Jennifer Trachtenberg.
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