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Dark shadow like spot under vision? Is that a serious problem?

Dark shadow like spot under vision? Is that a serious problem?

Floaters?: Sounds like your describing a floater. Could be a problem. I'd see your ophthalmologist for a dilated exam to rule out retinal tears or detachments. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Right breast has a spot tht is black in the missdle red surrounding. Looks shiny is this just a black head? Picture on profile if need to see.

Right breast has a spot tht is black in the missdle red surrounding. Looks shiny is this just a black head? Picture on profile if need to see.

Get checked out: Hard to see. You need to be examined by a doctor. Could be a wart, could be skin cancer. I would recommend seeing your local general doctor first. ...Read more

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There is something like a white translucent thing on my eye?

There is something like a white translucent thing on my eye?

Eye: a photo will help. depends what part of eye it is. on the cornea could be a ptregium. on the lens could be early cataract. ...Read more

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A spot or speck under the upper lid of the eye that won't just go away? Could it be a mole?

A spot or speck under the upper lid of the eye that won't just go away?  Could it be a mole?

See a doctor: Spots or specks may be a mole or other benign lesion or could be a skin cancer. If it's suspicious then you may need a biopsy. The only way to know for sure is to have it checked out by a specialist: dermatologist or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Seeing a blue spot in the dark it is kind of like it a blinking light it goes away when I turn a light on also see flashes in the dark?

Seeing a blue spot in the dark it is kind of like it a blinking light it goes away when I turn a light on also see flashes in the dark?

Visual symptoms: Please see an opthalmologist. The flashes of light in the dark MAY indicated a retina problem. He/she will help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Undrneath my nails are a very light bluish-grey color. Could this be an indication of a circulatory problem? Heart problem?

Undrneath my nails are a very light bluish-grey color. Could this be an indication of a circulatory problem? Heart problem?

Nail bed color: The color of nail beds is a nonspecific indicator of oxygenation of the blood and hemoglobin content. If your nail beds usually are pink and turn blue that likely is abnormal. If your nail beds have always been the color you describe, that may just be your normal color. If there is a reason in your history for concern, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause a blue halo around my once dark brown eyes?

Is there anything that can cause a blue halo around my once dark brown eyes?

Arcus: What you describe is likely arcus formation. It is a clouding of the outer rim of the cornea that can give a bluish appearance. It can be seen with age or in patients with high cholesterol. ...Read more

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My left eye has a circle blurred spot kind of like a spot when tvs blur something out.?

My left eye has a circle blurred spot kind of like a spot when tvs blur something out.?

Visual distortion: With a visual distortion like you describe, you should see your eye doctor. This could be a sign of migraine headache, retinal or optic nerve disease, or other problem. ...Read more

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Is black curtain effect from retinal detachment opaque or transparent? Also is it fixed at one place or can it move around a bit like floater?

Is black curtain effect from retinal detachment opaque or transparent? Also is it fixed at one place or can it move around a bit like floater?

If you have it, call: your eye doctor emergently! It can appear either /or, and in any case if it's on your macula, it's serious! Off macula also requires urgent attention. RD usually appears, 'as a dark veil of floaters' because the retina has pigment, and the detachment is a shearing force pulling the pigment off tractionally & can look like many, many floaters in the vitreous, which is like a jelly and is moveable. ...Read more

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I have decrease peripheral vision and a multi-colored fracture line in my right eye. Much like a broken camera lens. What could a cause be?

I have decrease peripheral vision and a multi-colored fracture line in my right eye. Much like a broken camera lens. What could a cause be?

Duration?: If you are talking about transient loss of peripheral vision, migraine is on the top of the diagnostic list, but if this is a persistent loss of peripheral vision, you need to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist asap. ...Read more

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My vision is filled with tiny black dots. My vision is fuzzy like on a tv when you see the the fuzzy black and white dots.Could this be vision snow (v?

My vision is filled with tiny black dots. My vision is fuzzy like on a tv when you see the the fuzzy black and white dots.Could this be vision snow (v?

See ophthalmologist: need to see an ophthalmologist. This is a medical physician who specializes in the eye. This could be related to the or could be related to the nerves that affect the eye. Sometimes in your age range we see in the migraine. See the ophthalmologist ...Read more

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Im seeing a black line (like a strand of hair) in left side of peripheral vision 24/7 . Went to hospital and they said it's cataract. Is that true?

Im seeing a black line (like a strand of hair) in left side of peripheral  vision 24/7 . Went to hospital and they said it's cataract. Is that true?

Unlikely: This is almost certainly a change in the pattern of the vitreous gel in the back of your eye. This is an aging process called vitreous syneresis. Cataracts alter the vision by lowering the acuity and causing light glare, but they do not insert "lines" in the vision. If this worries you, see your ophthalmologist for confirmation. ...Read more

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I Have white spot on color part of eye pain when blink feels like something would be in eye took contacts out. I can't pay dr is there a home help?

I Have white spot on color part of eye pain when blink feels like something would be in eye took contacts out.  I can't pay dr is there a home help?

Contacts eye pain: There are sterile eye washes that you can try. If that does not help you will have to seek medical attention at MD/urgent care as you may have a small abrasion on the eye and need antibiotics. ...Read more