Unformatted text preview: increasing. Vitreous Humor: With age, the chemistry of the vitreous humor will change so that its form will become more transparent that causes a scattering of light. Little dark or transparent flecks are larger areas of this transparent to opaque transformation that have become large enough to be seen in our field of view. Physicians refer to these as “floaters”. As we age the vitreous humor shrinks and eventually pulls away from the retinas normal position. Tearing away from the retina surface breaks retinal blood vessels. “Flashers” are light streaks that can be seen in the field of vision especially when moving the eye around quickly. If the flashers increase, the retina has most likely detached and needs immediate attention otherwise blindness could occur. Sources: Digiovanna, A., (2000). Human Aging . Boston: McGraw Hill Companies...
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2008 for the course GER GER 412 taught by Professor Edit during the Spring '08 term at Thomas Edison State.
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