They are known as "floaters" or "benign floaters" or "vitreous floaters": A blurry spot that seems to drift in front of the eyes but does not block vision. The blur is the result of debris from the vitreous of the eye casting a shadow on the retina. We call them "Squiggly Lines"! More info below.
Date: 06 Sep 2007
Time: 12:29:24 -0600
I find that (if you suffer from these squiggly lines, like me) that if you spend 15 or 20 seconds looking to your your extremes of up and down with your eyes, these "floaters" will go away.... For a few minutes. It seems that the longer you do it, the longer they disappear. I have also tried going from extremes of left to right (this really feels like exercise by the way) but it doesn't seem to work as well as the up and down exercises. Try it - It works... for a while. It is nice to see the world like it used to be for a few minutes.