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What are those floating things that you see in your eyes and cannot focus at?
posted December 8 2014 19:55.09 by Giorgos Lazaridis

A slightly different topic for this entry. Everybody sees them. Worm-like things floating around in front of you. And when you shift your sight to get a closer look, they disappear!

Well, it turns out that these "worms" actually exist, and they live inside your eye. The seem to float because they actually float inside your eye's jelly thing that fills the inside, called "vitreous humor".

Should you worry about? Well, no, and yes. But better watch the following video from TED-Ed...


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