What Am I Seeing?
You know the little strings and shapes that seem to float around in your peripheral vision? We call those floaters, and they’re perfectly natural.
The substance that fills your eyeball is called the vitreous. When you’re born, the vitreous has a gel-like consistency, but as you age, it dissolves; becoming more of a liquid. Because the vitreous doesn’t always dissolve evenly, there are often little pieces of undissolved vitreous floating around in the liquid. This is what makes the little shapes floating in the edge of your vision.