I can see minute internal molecules/particles in air with my NAKED EYES. what I do?

Discussion in 'General Science & Technology' started by Golden_eyes, May 27, 2008.

  1. Nacho Registered Member

    Here is a pretty good labeled diagram of the human eye.


    Labels for the numbers of the different parts are further down on the page. From inside out there is the retina and then right next to it the choroid, which is layers of blood vessels. You can see some of these blood vessels, through the retina, very clearly by pictures taken of the back-side of the eye, taken through the pupil with front-side illumination (I have quite a collection of similar pictures that I keep at my doctor's office, which rival my Babylon 5 playing card collection!). Here is a pretty good picture of it:


    That the choroid can affect and plays a part in what a person sees is documented here:


    Under the paragraph "Mechanism" it talks of the effects of light reflection within the choroid layer (behind the retina). It is interesting to read that that is a cause of the "redeye" effect in photographs, and the "light-shine" effect that you see in some animal's eyes, for instance cat eyes.

    So, all of this is to show that the anatomy of the eye is complex, and how light rays interact in the eye is complex too.
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  3. exchemist Valued Senior Member

    Yes I see them too, sometimes. I had always assumed they were tiny fibres (from my clothes, carpets in the house etc) floating in the tear fluid on the surface of my eye, as they seem to be moved by the action of blinking. Occasionally I see such fibres on contact lenses, when putting them in or removing them.
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  5. Nacho Registered Member

    That's interesting. Mine are much the same, kinda like filaments, and fibers as you say. Squinting seems to make them more pronounced for me, but then you have to be careful to make sure you are not seeing though your eyelashes (or maybe light diffraction around the eyelashes??). If you try the "squinting" thing, wait until you see a rather large one and then open your eye fully, real fast, and of course look/project it onto a light colored wall. You (I) see that one a very long time until it floats out of your field of view. They are way more feature-rich that way than just opening and keeping your eye fully open and waiting for one of them to go by. But, I don't think mine are on the cornea as blinking doesn't change them.

    Fibers on your contact lenses? Could they be just lines of fluid smears where the fluid is not enough to coat the entire lens and so you see the line of where the fluid ends/dry portion begins? That's interesting.

    [EDIT] I should have added that when you are squinting, trying to get the filamentary structures to appear, keep the other eye closed, and also you should be looking at a light source, like an overhead light in the room. Then when you fully open your eye, move your gaze to a featureless light-colored wall.
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  7. Equinox Registered Member

    Quantum filaments and unknown strings.
    Floating, floating, what are these things?

    Why dear lord, have you granted such gifts,
    each time I go looking, I look and it shifts.

    I see all dimensions including fourth and fifth,
    I see all the strings, I watch how they drift.
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  8. Syne Sine qua non Valued Senior Member

    That's just the Matrix code.

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