Dark specks appearing to float before the eyes, generally caused by particles in the vitreous humour of the eye.
More example sentences
- This embryonic artery atrophies by the 8 1/2 month but a few persistent remnants are evident entoptically as muscae volitantes (an appearance as of moving spots before the eyes).
- Scheerer's phenomenon should not be confused with ‘floaters’ or muscae volitantes.
- The medical name for floaters is muscae volitantes.
mid 18th century: Latin, literally 'flying flies'.
Definition of muscae volitantes in:
- The US English dictionary