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I can see a black shadow in my peripheral from time to time. Is this normal?

I can see a black shadow in my peripheral from time to time. Is this normal?

Yes and no: Chances are you have an occassional floater. There are some serious conditions that can cause a change in your vision. You should have a baseline comprehensive eye examination in order to exclude the serious ones. ...Read more

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For a while i've had eye floaters with pvd; recently, flashes with cough or move head in peripheral right vision; at times see shadow rgt eye peri.

For a while i've had eye floaters with pvd; recently, flashes with cough or move head in peripheral right vision; at times see shadow rgt eye peri.

See an eye doc ASAP: It sounds like you had a vitreous detachment (pvd)which is very common after age 50 or earlier if the person is myopic or had h/o an eye trauma. 90% people of the time the person has no issue except floater and occasional flashes for 2-4 months. About 10% of the patients may develope retinal tear or detachment. Since you have a new symptoms with periph shadow you need to see an ophth asap. ...Read more

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Slight headaches and can see my heart beat in my vision. Like i see a shadow in my peripheral as my heart beats. Don't matter if its bright or dark ?

Slight headaches and can see my heart beat in my vision. Like i see a shadow in my peripheral as my heart beats. Don't matter if its bright or dark ?

Check blood pressure: Hi there Carolyn The main thing we want make sure is ok is your blood pressure as well as the health of your eyes with dilated eye exam to your eye pressure and to check the retinal blood vessels. Otherwise you are just one very astute observer of a natural phenomenon. Take care. Dr Rebecca in NYC ...Read more

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I have di. Peripheral neuropathy, sugar normal but pn gets worse whenever i lay down, whatever time. Goes away with changed position. Is this normal?

I have di. Peripheral neuropathy, sugar normal but pn gets worse whenever i lay down, whatever time. Goes away with changed position.  Is this normal?

Dm neuropathy: It could be diabetic neuropathy but you should also rule out circulation problems electrolyte abnormalities, rheumatologic causes, tendons or orthopedic causes. I recommend following up with your pcp or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Ive had a flash in peripheral vision right eye for about 4 months, every day 1-3 times/day. eye dr said he doesnt see anything. what else could it be?

Ive had a flash in peripheral vision right eye for about 4 months, every day 1-3 times/day. eye dr said he doesnt see anything. what else could it be?

Flash of light: Seizure? Cholesterol emboli that moves on? blood clot from heart or artery in next that is small and moves on. Any Hx of trauma to eye? If persists go back to Eye Dr. Let us know what they find. ...Read more

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I sometimes see bright lights in my peripheral vision. What does it mean?

I sometimes see bright lights in my peripheral vision.  What does it mean?

Flashing lights: Some flashing lights are caused by a retinal tear or hole. You should consider seeing a local ophthalmologist if the flashing continues, since not all flashes are benign. Retinal tears can lead to retinal detachments, which can cause blindness. ...Read more

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What causes brief loss of peripheral vision without pain? It has happened to me three times in the last month.

What causes brief loss of peripheral vision without pain? It has happened to me three times in the last month.

Ocular migraine: Ocular migraines can as well as poor blood flow to the occipital lobes of the brain. Both of theses would the vision of both eyes at the same time. If only one eye is affected it could be a retinal migraine or transient central retinal artery occlusion, with cilio-retinal artery sparing of the central vision. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Have IIH. When reading or writing on my phone, I see white & grey kind of flurries in my peripherals. It makes things look like their fading. Why?

Have IIH. When reading or writing on my phone, I see white & grey kind of flurries in my peripherals. It makes things look like their fading. Why?

Visual obscurations: If you have the diagnosis of IIH then, funny things in your peripheral & even in central vision are part and parcel of the problem. Visual obscurations are when your vision suddenly goes out which is felt to be from the increased intracranial pressure and its effect on the optic nerve. If you'd like more specific information please look me up at www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi and I'll happily help. ...Read more