Floaters Simulator: The floaters simulator was created on the basis of feedback from Floater suffers, including individuals facing vitrectomy. Some of these sufferers face floaters as a consequence of "natural causes," while others report increased floaters following LASIK surgery. Cutting the LASIK flap involves creating suction to pull the cornea up into the microkeratome. The resulting spike in intraocular pressure contributes to vitreous detachment, which in turn causes floaters, where none may existed before.
- Use the left and right arrows to move back and forth and select a floater type.
- Use the X and Y sliders to change the scale of the floater.
- Use the Opacity slider to change the transparency of the floater.
- Use the Rotate slider to change the orientation of the floater.
- Click Launch to move the floater to the center of the picture.
- Click and drag the Orange orb to stir up the floaters.
- Click and drag a floater in the picture to duplicate it as many times as you'd like.
- Click on the buttons at right to change the background picture.
- If a floater hangs on your mouse pointer, press the space bar to detach it.