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what causes sparkles in my vision?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Retinal changes, etc: Sparkles termed photopsias, can occur from changes in the character of the vitreous in the back of the eye mostly due to aging, but can also be due to retinal detachments, and some inherited retinal changes. They can also be a thing that occurs with migraines. You should visit your ophthalmologist if you have these symptoms.
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Both eyes?: If both eyes, and symptoms last less than 45 minutes, this is most likely an 'eye migraine'. If one eye, may signal retinal problems, so go see an eye doctor!

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Can chordoma affect the vision?

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Chordoma diplopia: Chordomas are rare, malignant tumors arising in the spine but which can spread elsewhere. Most are large when first discovered and if located at the base of the skull can affect the nerves to the eye muscles leading to visual doubling (diplopia). This, along with headache, is the most common early symptom of chordoma.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What could be the cause of a black spot in my vision when I blink?

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Dr. David Kira
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May be retinal: This may signifiy a problem with the retina. When you blink it stresses the retina with rapid changes in light intensity and may uncover a weaker spot. Should be looked at with a dilated examination by an ophthalmologist.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

When reading a book or looking at my computer, my vision becomes cloudy and black. Should I be worried?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Maybe: The blackness should be differentiated from blurring. True blackness is a different problem and should be addressed immediately. The blur is usually caused by glasses or dry eyes. These are usually easy to remedy by on ophthalmologist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can corrective lens make your vision worse?

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Dr. David Kira
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No: Glasses are designed to improve the focus of the eye and improve clarity. Sometimes patients who start wearing readers feel that their near focus becomes more difficult and to a certain extent this is true. But eventually, readers become essential whether glasses are used initially or not.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What can I eat to improve my vision?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Well rounded diet: Deficiencies are unlikely with a healthy and varied diet. Eat lots of foods with beta carotene (yellow/orange), omega-3 acids for dry eye and vitamin e.

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