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When seeing white spots when eyes are closed

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Afterimage: The retina can retain images of bright light experienced as an afterimage of white spots. This is normal. If you have flashes and floaters this can b... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
A Verified Doctoranswered
24 years experience
No: Could be a type of floater. This could signify an occular migraine or retinal issue. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation.
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Need to be seen!: The white spots in your vision need to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. It may be nothing, it may be a separation of the jelly inside your eye (vi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kudus Akinde
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Likely no problem: If the eye doc has done an evaluation, that is a good start. You should ask the eye doc that question about what the white spots are or if they are a ... Read More
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: I would recommend a retinal exam and metabolic screening blood tests. This is potentially a serious symptom and warrants follow up.
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Ophthalmologist: Anytime there is a change in visual acuity such as blurring or spots (deficits), an ophthalmologist needs to be seen as soon as possible to treat any ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Go to the ER: Your BP isn't that high but your symptoms are what are most disturbing. You should be evaluated tonight.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Can give Dr. a call: If she does not send enough blood flow to her brain, she "grays-out" and faints... and falls down, making her flat on the ground, which lets blood eve... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Lid bumps: See an eye doctor and have the bumps removed. Itching is often related to allergic reaction so try artificial tears, cool compresses, allergy meds.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Unclear: I'm not sure what white spots behind the eyes means. If you are seeing white spots, there are a number of causes, which an ophthalmologist can help id... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Not glaucoma : Where are the spots? This is not or associated with glaucoma. If it is the eyelids it is a condition called xanthelasma.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Corneal arcus: In many, over the years, lipid seeps out of the blood and collects at the edge of the cornea as an arc. This is totally benign and is a surface chang... Read More
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