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Why did I see white sparkly spots in my vision today and is this bad it had me panicking all day im scared that im dieing from it?

Why did I see white sparkly spots in my vision today and is this bad it had me panicking all day im scared that im dieing from it?

Floaters: You should see an ophthalmologist immediately to make sure that you don't have a serious problem.

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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What can cause u to see white sparkly dots in your vision and can u die from this?

What can cause u to see white sparkly dots in your vision and can u die from this?

A # of possibilities: White sparkling dots which appear for 1 to 15 minutes are usually part of a migraine like syndrome. A brief flash of dots can be due to a retinal tear. You will not die of this but have yourself checked.

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Why am I seeing prisms around my vision?

Why am I seeing prisms around my vision?

Migraine: You are probably experiencing occipital migraine. You can confirm this by seeing if the same things occurs in each eye when you cover one and then the other. These usually are short lasting (5 min to 2 hours) and cause no permanent changes. If this test does not work as I have indicated, then see your ophthalmologist for a better diagnosis.

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Is there a cure for seeing lights in your vision?

Is there a cure for seeing lights in your vision?

No cure, C ur eye dr: Depending on how extensive you're seeing these little flashes of light, you do want to see your eye doctor, and have this evaluated through a dilated funduscopic exam. S/he will be able to advise you further on this. They will be able to explain what's happening, diagnose properly, and then you will have peace of mind.

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Can you tell me why I am seeing fireflies in vision?

Can you tell me why I am seeing fireflies in vision?

Flashing lights: Needs attention soon, this can be a precursor to a retina detachment. See you ophthalmologist soon!

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Is there a reason why I am seeing little sparks in my vision?

Can be normal: Light flashes or sparks can be nonspecific and not dangerous. They can indicate vitreous traction or may actually be coming from irritation in the brain in the visual tracts. If the sparks occur in the temperol periphery it may be secondary to changes in the eye. Though these are usually normal findings it may be helpful to have a doctor check you if they continue.

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I'm seeing black out only on the right side of my vision, why?

Only able to y: Determine the cause by examining you eyes. Pay attention if it moves with eye movement or if there is any flashing lights associated with this. See an ophthalmologist for this.

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What do you advise if I'm seeing flashes of light in my vision?

Flashes in vision: See an eye doc soon! Could be simply a liquification of the jelly in the eye, which is normal, or something more serious like a retinal tear or hole.

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I'm seeing squiggly lines in vision. Do I need to get new glasses?

I'm seeing squiggly lines in vision. Do I need to get new glasses?

No: Curved, wavy lines moving in your vision are likely to be floaters, and if not a new symptom, are likely to be completely benign. New onset floaters, however, warrant an evaluation with an eye md, to rule out a retinal tear. On the other hand, if objects known to be straight are now curved (like door frames), a macular condition could be the cause. This also warrants an evaluation with an eye md.

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I'm seeing weird squiggly lines in my field of vision. Could this be bad?

I'm seeing weird squiggly lines in my field of vision. Could this be bad?

YES!: It could be a retinal problem like a retinal tear or detachment, or an ocular migraine. See an eye doctor and get a dilated retinal exam asap.

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What should I do if I keep seeing things move at the corner of my vision?

What should I do if I keep seeing things move at the corner of my vision?

Depends how much: Most people will have a little bit of this occasionally. Some people are even more perceptively sensitive. It is as if the peripheral vision is hyperactive. We all have these vigilance brain functions on automatically. Insomnia, isolation, substance abuse and brain illnesses each can increase this brain "hyper"- activity. If it continues or bothers you, see a doctor to evaluate it.

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Why am I seeing black dots flying around or walking on the floor in my vision?

Why am I seeing black dots flying around or walking on the floor in my vision?

Get seen now: New onset of "floaters" requires an immediate evaluation by an ophthalmologist to rule out retina problems.

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I keep on seeing shadows on top of distant object. What vision problem is this?

I keep on seeing shadows on top of distant object. What vision problem is this?

Depends: Seeing a constant shadow around objects may just be an out of focus eye needing a refraction (glasses) or something more serious affecting the cornea, lens, retina or other. An eye exam will help sort out.

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I am seeing thousands of tiny sparks across my field of vision. What could cause that?

See below: It could be a retinal tear or detachment, an ocular migraine, a vitreous detachment, among other things. You must see an ophthalmologist. Preferably a retina specialist, right away.

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My husband today called me and said he was seeing white and his vision was blurry what is going on?

My husband today called me and said he was seeing white and his vision was blurry what is going on?

Best to get seen: Causes could vary according to his age, onset, timing, during, with or without pain/redness, one eye or both, medications, to name some. Any change in vision especially when abrupt is best evaluated at the ophthalmologist's office quickly.

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Seeing weird spots in my vision when looking to the far right / left of vision. What does this mean?

Seeing weird spots in my vision when looking to the far right / left of vision. What does this mean?

Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them.

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What would cause seeing prisms in eyesight with no headache? It's blocking part of my vision. Is it worrisome?

What would cause seeing prisms in eyesight with no headache? It's blocking part of my vision. Is it worrisome?

Please see a doctor.: Your symptoms can be from what we call floaters in the fluid behind the lens or it can also be from a detached retina, which is a serious condition needing immediate attention. Please see an ophthalmologist or go to E.R. or urgent care for evaluation right away.

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Why do I keep seeing stuff like bright lights with my vision? My eyesight is healthy and I have glasses? What is this?

Why do I keep seeing stuff like bright lights with my vision? My eyesight is healthy and I have glasses? What is this?

Many causes: There are many causes of seeing lights in normal eyes ie migraine, pvdetachment, vitreous traction etc. Neuro ophthalmic examination is in order.

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