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Seeing Spots? That Spot May Be a 'Floater'

Those little wisps are usually more annoying than serious. Here's when to be concerned

En español l Seeing spots in front of your eyes? Or maybe little wisps or globs that move through your field of vision? Don't be anxious. You're seeing floaters, an eye condition that's "very common the older you get," says Jill Bixler, M.D., an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Michigan's Kellogg Eye Center.
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