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I can see black lines in one of my eyes What could be causing this

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Davis
38 years experience in Sleep Medicine
These are floaters: There are many things that can cause black lines or "floaters" in your vision. It could simply be the natural gel in the eye (vitreous), but it could ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Can be many causes: It would represent an emergency especially if it's from a retinal detachment, central retinal vein occlusion, central retinal artery occlusion, and mu ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Many causes: You need to have this checked because there are many possible causes of this. A new floater is a common cause, but the floater would tend to move arou ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience in Ophthalmology
See an eye doc: Floaters are usually just vitreous jelly liquifying and floating around inside your eye. However, you need an exam to rule-out more serious causes li ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Nothing serious: Jerking of various muscles when falling asleep is common and harmless. The cause is not clear. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink ple ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Solomon Gelbart
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Possible migraine: If you are seeing these spots and sparks in a pattern and for some defined period of time (15-30 min) this could be due to migraine visual phenomena. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get checked: This sounds like floaters which tend to be benign. But if it is a new change, especially if there are visual changes, then do get checked by optometri ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Does double vision: Remain when on eye is closed? If so the either an astigmatism or surface eye dryness can be the cause. If the double vision goes away when one eye. I ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience in Ophthalmology
In : In this case it makes sense to see an ophthalmologist who is an md and is trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases. In your ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Boyer
48 years experience in Ophthalmology
Ophthalmic migraine: Ophthalmic migraine is a condition where lights or irregular shapes occur lasting from 10 minutes to several hours. The vision may be obscured during ... Read More
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