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Doctor insights on: Vision Seeing White Spots

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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


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What does it mean when you see white spots in your vision?

What does it mean when you see white spots in your vision?

Migraine or low BP: First, get you blood pressure checked, since low blood pressure can cause you to see spots. If these spots show up randomly, lasting 15 minutes and resolve completely, it may be an ocular migraine (often linked to stress or poor sleep). If you're seeing flashing lights in one eye, see your eye doc asap to check for retinal tears. ...Read more

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I have blurred vision in one eye and seeing white spots in both what could it be?

I have blurred vision in one eye and seeing white spots in both what could it be?

Ophthalmologist: Anytime there is a change in visual acuity such as blurring or spots (deficits), an ophthalmologist needs to be seen as soon as possible to treat any reversible conditions. ...Read more

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Does having white spots in your vision mean some sort of rods and cones problem?

Does having white spots in your vision mean some sort of rods and cones problem?

Usually not: Most spots and dots in the vision are from a posterior vitreous detachment (pvd). If your spots are new, you should see an eye doctor to rule out other problems such as retinal tears or detachments! ...Read more

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I cant eat or drink anything without vomiting and I experience spinning sensation with white spots in my vision?

I cant eat or drink anything without vomiting and I experience spinning sensation with white spots in my vision?

Vomiting: Persistent vomiting can lead to dehydration as well as weakness and dizziness and thus you need medical evaluation and treatment if your symptoms persist. If you can't take in fluids like flat ginger ale or if there is abdominal pain and tenderness, you should go to the hospital emergency room. ...Read more

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14wks preg. Sometimes I get blurred vision, like a light is being shown in my eyes and there are white spots. What is this?

14wks preg. Sometimes I get blurred vision, like a light is being shown in my eyes and there are white spots. What is this?

Call your doctor...: This sounds like scotomata, visual changes that accompany gestational hypertension or preeclampsia. You should call your obstetrician's or midwife's office line to ask what they think you should do without delay. ...Read more

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My mother had results of an MRI after she had lost some vision in her right eye, results also showed 12 white spots/fluid on the surface of her brain?

My mother had results of an MRI after she had lost some vision in her right eye, results also showed 12 white spots/fluid on the surface of her brain?

Consider this: Depending on age and medical condition, she may have suffered blood vessel obstruction of retinal artery, and may well possess significant risk for future additional strokes. Need to evaluate risk factors, and use proactive interventions. Consider usage of an antiplatelet agent, such as clopidigrel, or aggrenox. Check heart and peripheral vasculature. ...Read more

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What dies it mean if I am seeing white spots?

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with cyrptic tonsills after seeing white spots on my tonsills now there gone I've been taking clindmaycin for 3 days what doesthatmean?

I got diagnosed with cyrptic tonsills after seeing white spots on my tonsills now there gone I've been taking clindmaycin for 3 days what doesthatmean?

Tonsil stones: Masses of keratin (the internet is wrong about their composition) accumulate in some folks' tonsils. Most of us hack the smelly little "tonsilloliths" up without realizing it, but they can scrape around and invite bacteria into the injuries. If this is a nuisance, an ENT doctor with a laser can resurface them so they stop, or you can learn to remove them yourself (be careful). ...Read more

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Just had a mini stroke and seeing white spots?

Just had a mini stroke and seeing white spots?

Floaters: Nei. Nih. Gov is a good website for information on floaters. Please do check this website. ...Read more

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I am seeing white spots on my gum from dipping, is this bad?

I am seeing white spots on my gum from dipping, is this bad?

White Spots: First off: stop chewing. One of the worse habits that someone can do to themselves. White lesions associated with "dipping" is the first sign of cellular change which means cells are in a dysplastic stage meaning possible beginning stages of cancer. Of all cancers; oral cancer is the most debilitating due to the surgery needed to remove. Jeffrey r. Briney, d.D.S. ...Read more

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Is seeing white spots when eyes closed normal?

Is seeing white spots when eyes closed normal?

Afterimage: The retina can retain images of bright light experienced as an afterimage of white spots. This is normal. If you have flashes and floaters this can be due to the vitreous gel pulling on your retina. Gots your eye md. ...Read more

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What does seeing white spots with your eyes closed or in the dark mean?

What does seeing white spots with your eyes closed or in the dark mean?

Floaters: Vitreous floaters can cause that and often do
sparkling or shooting lights is a different story and could be more serious. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the little white spots I am seeing under my fingernails?

Doctors, what are the little white spots I am seeing under my fingernails?

Uncertain meaning: The white flecks in nails most often represent trauma of some sort It need not be major trauma but a banging of the nails as in strumming a guitar etc Sometimes a low magnesium level can cause this as well. Simply taking a good daily multivitamin may help this if it is an issue ...Read more

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Dizzy and seeing white spots, lasting up to a minute. Happens whether sitting or standing.?

Dizzy and seeing white spots, lasting up to a minute. Happens whether sitting or standing.?

You may be low on BP: Or you're having some sort of headache aura but since I don't hear you saying anything about severe headaches I'll stick with the low BP. 1st, make sure you're TANKING UP ON FLUIDS. I suspect you're low cuz your Crohn's is causing a lot of diarrhea & loss of fluids. You need to replace at least as much water daily as you're losing. Next, bolster your salt intake to 2x what you normally take. ...Read more

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I have glaucoma and I've recently been experiencing seeing little white spots after a hard cough. They last about 5 seconds, is glaucoma the reason?

I have glaucoma and I've recently been experiencing seeing little white spots after a hard cough. They last about 5 seconds, is glaucoma the reason?

Likely not: Glaucoma usually causes painless vision loss over a long period of time & the visual field ceases to exist (like trying to see your hand from the back of your head).

You're describing 'flashes' due to irritation or excitement of your retina (the film in the camera of your eyes).

Although very common, some people have a risk of retinal detachment. See an ophthalmologist to have a dilated exam. ...Read more

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I see white spots before my eyes during the day and when I close them at night. Is this normal? What could it be?

I see white spots before my eyes during the day and when I close them at night. Is this normal? What could it be?

No: Could be a type of floater. This could signify an occular migraine or retinal issue. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 53 years old and in the last year I've begun seeing many raised white spots on my legs. I am concerned with the appearance. Any idea of what they are and how to have them removed? Is there a health concern I should be concerned with? Thank you jeff

I am 53 years old and in the last year I've begun seeing many raised white spots on my legs. I am concerned with the appearance. Any idea of what they are and how to have them removed? Is there a health concern I should be concerned with? Thank you jeff

Very: Very difficult to tell without a clinical examination so I would see a dermatologist. Perhaps they are seborrheic keratoses, specifically the "stucco keratoses" variant. See a picture of a pigmented version at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have a sunburn and I am using aloe Vera and I'm peeling and seeing white spots. Should I be worried? Is there anything I can use to make not visible

I have a sunburn and I am using aloe Vera and I'm peeling and seeing white spots. Should I be worried? Is there anything I can use to make not visible

Dead skin cells: Unfortunately, a skin burn is 'bad news' for the skin- it's damaged and now sloughing off... so you will see the dead skin particles coming off. There's not much you can do about that... aloe might 'mask' some of the dry flakiness by adding moisture. The real issue is prevention of sunburn in the first place. It can damage skin longer term and cause cancer with repeated sunburns. See derma if Q's. ...Read more

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Friend complained about getting out of the shower and suddenly feeling light headed, seeing white spots and feeling tingles in arms and legs?

Friend complained about getting out of the shower and suddenly feeling light headed, seeing white spots and feeling tingles in arms and legs?

Heat of shower: And standing can cause peripheral vasodilation and increased blood flow to the lower extremities - can cause slight drop in systolic blood pressure and if your friend has a lower end BP anyhow, this can cause temporary decreased blood flow within the brain and symptoms of light headedness, dizziness, visual disturbances, etc. ...Read more

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Walked to shop walking back went dizzy Excessive sweating and seeing white spots hands shaking all of a sudden what could this be?

Walked to shop walking back went dizzy Excessive sweating and seeing white spots hands shaking all of a sudden what could this be?

Dizzy: Exersional dizziness is in common in young and there can CE several reasons. Will need assessment by physician as a detailed history will be important to rule out anything sinister. ...Read more

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When u see white spots in baby stool what do that means?

When u see white spots in baby stool what do that means?

White spots: White spots in baby's stool may be due to medication, curdled milk or possibly lack of bile as long as your baby is feeding well and gaining weight I would not be concerned. ...Read more

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I randomly get very light headed and see white spots for a few minutes but my head still feels strange long after?

I randomly get very light headed and see white spots for a few minutes but my head still feels strange long after?

Several causes: It is not normal. There are several causes. Please see your PCP TO find the cause. It could be hypotension or hypoglycemia among other causes ...Read more

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I have small white spots on my top lip u can see it better if you pull the lip tight. What are these, ?

I have small white spots on my top lip u can see it better if you pull the lip tight. What are these, ?

Vitiligo or fungal?: White spots are due to an absence of the skin pigment, melanin which maintains the dark pigment of normal skins. The most common cause of loss of color is atopic dermatitis. The other causes could include fungus eating away the pigments (tinea). The rare cause of white spot is what is called vitiligo in which case our own immune system destroys the pigment producing operations of the skin. ...Read more

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Had a yeast infection 2 weeks ago. I took the pill prescribed and everything cleared. Now I feel itchy again and I see 2 white spots. What is wrong?

Had a yeast infection 2 weeks ago. I took the pill prescribed and everything cleared. Now I feel itchy again and I see 2 white spots. What is wrong?

Yeast again.: The yeast infection may not have been completely treated by one pill. Try the over-the-counter yeast meds for 7 days and see if goes away. Or see doc for further treatment. Avoid animal products with added hormones and antibiotics. ...Read more

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My tonsils are swollen and my uvula is connected to my right tonsil. It's been like this for a month now. I see white spots in the back. What is wrong?

My tonsils are swollen and my uvula is connected to my right tonsil. It's been like this for a month now. I see white spots in the back. What is wrong?

Maybe nothing or. ..: Large tonsils, in & of themselves, aren't necessarily abnormal. Nor are white spots on back of throat (might be food!). If you're feeling sick eg sore throat, fever, swollen glands, etc, that's something different (retropharyngeal abscess?). Bottom line, you need to go see your family doc for evaluation & testing. ...Read more