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What causes sparkles in my vision?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 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 32 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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