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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Board Certified, Retinal Surgery
14 years in practice
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Should i be worried if I am seeing white spots in vision?

Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Board Certified, Retinal Surgery
14 years in practice
2M people helped
Should i be worried if I am seeing white spots in vision?

Depends: You need to have a dilated retinal exam by an eye doctor, sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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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


Dr. Pierre Guibor
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
50 years in practice
371K people helped
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White spots in vision and headache, could i be pregnant?

Dr. Pierre Guibor
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
50 years in practice
371K people helped
White spots in vision and headache, could i be pregnant?

Atypical Migraine???: Would suggest you review your symptoms with ophthalmologist. You will need a complete eye exam with dilation to make sure of correct diagnoses. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
7M people helped
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Seeing dark spots in vision. Help?

Dr. Tim Conrad
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
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See Eye MD: See an ophthalmologist to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Dr. James Pressly
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Started seeing colored spots in vision constantly after the start of my anxiety and panic over a year ago? Have had many test that are all normal.

Dr. James Pressly
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Started seeing colored spots in vision constantly after the start of my anxiety and panic over a year ago? Have had many test that are all normal.

Not caused by panic: Your visual changes are most likely not related to your panic attack last year. You say all tests are normal, did you see an ophthalmologist and what tests were done. If this is so persistent maybe some additional tests are indicated. Any new medicines? History of migraines? ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. David Campbell
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
232K people helped
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Can Depakote sprinkles cause colored spots in vision constantly? Have been taking Depakote 15 years but only been seeing spots for 1 year.

Dr. David Campbell
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
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Can Depakote sprinkles cause colored spots in vision constantly? Have been taking Depakote 15 years but only been seeing spots for 1 year.

Floaters: Any time you have new spots, or floaters, in your vision you need to have retinal evaluation by an Ophthalmologist. They could indicate a retinal tear or detachment. There are other harmless causes, but please seek evaluation ASAP. If its been a year your risk is low, but you still need an exam. ...Read more

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Dr. David Campbell
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
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Seeing colored spots in vision constantly that tend to worsen during menstrual cycle? Doctors seem to think anxiety is causing it?

Dr. David Campbell
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
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Seeing colored spots in vision constantly that tend to worsen during menstrual cycle? Doctors seem to think anxiety is causing it?

Need evaluation.: If you have had a thorough eye examination, including a retinal evaluation, that was normal, it's likely nothing to worry about. If you haven't had a retinal exam, please do. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Constant muscle pain stiffness and spasms all over, seeing colored spots in vision constantly, constantly tired and very emotional?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Constant muscle pain stiffness and spasms all over, seeing colored spots in vision constantly, constantly tired and very emotional?

Fibromyalgia?: FM is a generalized systemic condition that is characterized by widespread aching or pain throughout the body. To be included in the diagnosis of FM, this pain should be located in at least three out of four quadrants of the body or along the entire spine for a minimum of three months. Rec.: see your PCP, if diagnosed, use East-West integrative medicine. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Board Certified, Dentistry
40 years in practice
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Not sure if just floaters. Been seeing small black spots in vision. Occur 1 at a time for only a second. Opthamologist says eyes look fine. Vascular?

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Board Certified, Dentistry
40 years in practice
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Not sure if just floaters. Been seeing small black spots in vision. Occur 1 at a time for only a second. Opthamologist says eyes look fine. Vascular?

Neurologist?: Sometimes people get the floaters but no headaches that are often associated with certain types of migraines. A neurologist may have to evaluate if your problem continues. ...Read more

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Dr. William Lages
Board Certified, Rheumatology
63 years in practice
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Seeing colored spots in vision on and off daily have had EEG MRI blood work and eye exam all normal. Could this be physiological? I do have anx, ocd.

Dr. William Lages
Board Certified, Rheumatology
63 years in practice
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Seeing colored spots in vision on and off daily have had EEG MRI blood work and eye exam all normal. Could this be physiological? I do have anx, ocd.

Don,t worry: You have adequate tests to rule out diseases. Many people have this,and after normal tests no diseases show up long term. Relax and Don,t label yourself. Seeking reassurance Is O.K. and behavior modification therapy is the way to go. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
Board Certified, Cardiac Electrophysiology
15 years in practice
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Have had multiple test and multiple dr. Tell me my anxiety is what is causing me to see colored spots in vision daily. Could you explain how?

Dr. Warren Foster
Board Certified, Cardiac Electrophysiology
15 years in practice
1M people helped
Have had multiple test and multiple dr. Tell me my anxiety is what is causing me to see colored spots in vision daily.  Could you explain how?

Need primary doc: You'll need to find a primary care doctor, that you can trust, and can help interpret multiple consults, treatment recommendations, and diagnoses. They can help you decide on your care. ...Read more

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