When I first saw things floating around in my eyes, I thought for sure that I was a special kid. A one of a kind genetic anomaly that could potentially have unknown superpowers :). I never knew that they were actually just proteins/red blood cells floating around in the retina- this better explains how our eye perceives light. What would be interesting is if we can somehow measure these ‘muscae volitantes’ and calculate what the actual size is expected to be, and see if they match the actual size of blood vessels that is known.
EDITOR’S NOTE: On the original Facebook post, my friend offered this important connection to the real world for the ‘muscae volitantes.’ Enjoy 🙂