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Ziabeam
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We (members of the USMC Rifle Team) use to call them floaters. The team’s optometrist had heard this question from many of us, and assured us it was normal, describing them as pieces of defunct capillaries which had broken loose in our inner eye. They become most apparent when they reach either the central focal point, or the retina, especially near the center of our field of view.  As Jonnes described, looking left and right in various manners will “shew” them aside in most cases.

We would holler “FLOATERS” during firing on practice days, to which someone would invariably reply “ZERO FLOATERS“… crudely implying they had divested themselves of said “floaters” via intercourse the preceding night.