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Movement in peripheral vision

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Murphy
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Floaters: Floaters are old cells some embryonic that are in the liquid of the eye. These are usually not pathologic but can be evaluated by an Ophthalmologist.... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Early warning: Central vision is for fine detail - reading, face recognition, etc. Peripheral vision, of low acuity, is sensitive to motion and serves to provide ea... Read More
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Automatic: Peripheral vision which is the perception of visual input by the outer reaches of your retina is an automatic function as long as the eyes are open. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Many many: Most common would be glaucoma and stroke.
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Retina-optic nerve: Peripheral vision loss may be a retinal detachment, retinitis pigmentosa, rare drug toxicities, immune retinopathy, retinal infection, and glaucomatou... Read More
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Many possibilities: Many things can cause loss of peripheral (side) vision: glaucoma is the most likely. Ocular pressure rise causes vascular and optic nerve damage. Anot... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Migraine??: The big issue is whether it is a transient or permanent problem. Regardless, a full exam with visual field testing should help you sort out the possib... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Central vision: The opposite is the vision from the fovea and macular area which is the central, sharp vision that you use to read with and recognize small objects an... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Shaking of retina: The retina only has nerves of vision and if something shakes it, you will notice a light streak. This can happen occasionally spontaneously. And also... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Mult reasons: Either: 1. They don't cover your eyes completely, or. 2. The refraction isn't completely around the edge (doubt).
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Peripheral vision: While this can be normal if it happens for a few minutes at the end of extreme exercise, most of the time it is abnormal. Serious conditions like glau... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: It could be a type of a migraine headache even if you do not experience the pain. I would however have it checked out by your doctor. Does aleve, (na... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Occipital migraine: In this type of migraine, there is a loss of a portion up to all of the vision of 1/2 of the field of vision of both eyes (check by covering one eye ... Read More

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