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What are those floaty things in your eye? - Michael Mauser

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Sometimes, against a uniform, bright background such as a clear sky or a blank computer screen, you might see things floating across your field of vision. What are these moving objects, and how are you seeing them? Michael Mauser explains the visual phenomenon that is floaters.

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  • Educator Michael Mauser
  • Producer Stephen Whittle
  • Animator Jane E. Davies
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen

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