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What could cause someone to see small, bright dots of light in their field of vision?

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Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
May be serious: Bright dots are potentially a sign of a retinal tear or detachment and immediate evaluation is indicated. Other possible causes include intraocular inflammation and stimulation of the retina due to normal aging changes of the vitreous gel in the back of the eye. If you are currently seeing bright dots, call an eye doctor immediately.

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Last updated Oct 30, 2018

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