Just under 5 years ago I developed a large floater in my left eye. It still\nperminantly blocks my vision (as in makes it blurry). Within a month I had\ndeveloped smaller ones in my right eye. To this day these ones float around\nmore, so one minute things are blurry and the next minute things are clear.\nI put these floaters down to the computer screen as I was only 37 at the\ntime and there is no history of them in my family. Anyway, things have\ngradually got worse (very slowly) but I am now only 42! I want to know how\nbad these can/will get. I realise it's the gell in your eye coming away, but\nis is possible for all the gell to come away and what happens if this\nhappens? The gell must be there for a reason - what is this reason? Is it to\ngive shape to the eye? If it all falls away then what happens to the eye?\n\nThanks for any help.