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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 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

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 38 years experience
Floaters: Vitreous floaters can cause that and often do sparkling or shooting lights is a different story and could be more serious.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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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 24 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
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Dr. Kudus Akinde
Pediatrics 19 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
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 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 44 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 33 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
LASIK Surgery 18 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Hard to say: It is hard to say without seeing the child. Take the child into see a pediatric eye doctor.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 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

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