- pl. n.opacities in the vitreous humour of the eye, which cast a shadow on the retina and are therefore seen as dark shapes against a bright background in good illumination. They are a form of entoptic phenomena.
* * *float·ers (floґtərz) â€œspots before the eyesâ€; deposits in the vitreous of the eye, usually moving about and probably representing fine aggregates of vitreous protein occurring as a benign degenerative change. Called also vitreous f's and muscae volitantes.
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