Floaters are spots, lines or circles in the vision. They are particles that form in the vitreous gel in the back of the eye. Floaters are more easily seen against a light background. People who are more likely to get floaters if they:
Flashes are like little sparks or flashes of lightening in the vision. These occur when something rubs or pulls on the retina. With aging, it is common to see flashes occasionally.