After age 65, you can expect to lose about 5 percent of the vitreous ﬂuid in your eyeball each year. When you lose that ﬂuid, little particles that would be normally pinned in place because of the pressure begin to ﬂoat. That's what causes those usually harmless black-dot ﬂoaters that you may see dancing in your vision. Any change or sudden increase in ﬂoaters may also be a sign of a serious retinal problem. Call your eye doctor right away.
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