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What causes this moving patch of clouds in my vision?

What causes this moving patch of clouds in my vision?

Vitreous floaters?: I suspect you are describing vitreous floaters - small bits of debris in the gel that fills the back of the eye. These are common, and are often described as looking like a gnat or hair that moves when your eye moves; more prominent looking at a blank background like the sky. New floaters, esp if ass'd w/ decreased vision and/or light flashes should prompt evaluation for a retina tear. ...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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What can cause wiggly moving lines in vision, move from top to bottom of visual field? Vision checked all fine, no headache with.

What can cause wiggly moving lines in vision, move from top to bottom of visual field? Vision checked all fine, no headache with.

Floaters?: It's possible you are seeing floaters in your visual field, particularly if they're seen in daylight while looking at a bland backdrop, like a sky or white wall. The floaters should not block or affect visual acuity.Or if your linear squiggly lines have a building, perhaps curvilinear pattern that shimmers or has a sawtooth or klaidescopic appearance disturbing vision with/without pain:? Migraine. ...Read more

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What illnesses cause sudden severe drowsiness with uncontrollable eye movements and inability to focus vision, at least 1 x a day for past 2 weeks?

What illnesses cause sudden severe drowsiness with uncontrollable eye movements and inability to focus vision, at least 1 x a day for past 2 weeks?

Drop in blood pressu: If I were you, if you could, I would do a formal consult. Very difficult to advise you based on a question. You need a question and answer session. Based on what you are describing, I can only conclude that your blood pressure is dropping. But you need a formal consult. ...Read more

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Why would I see what looks like clouds moving on the wall at a distance if I look at it up close it goes away also grainy like vision. Anxiety?

Why would I see what looks like clouds moving on the wall at a distance if I look at it up close it goes away also grainy like vision. Anxiety?

Eye doctor will: Examine you and tell you what's happening in your case. It MAY be something called "floaters" which occur w/in the liquid in the eyeball itself that lots of folks experience over time. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the blurry moving lines in my vision?

What are the blurry moving lines in my vision?

Floaters: Often referred to as floaters, it is the gel (vitreous) in the eye slowly liquefying. Be aware of loss of peripheral vision and / or a lot of new floaters and have your eyes evaluated if this occurs. ...Read more

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Why do I occasionally see fast moving sparks in my field of vision?

Why do I occasionally see fast moving sparks in my field of vision?

Exam can help tell: Seeing flashes of light can be associated with eye problems (pvd, retinal tear, etc) or high blood pressure. In pregnancy it can be associated with preeclampsia also. Most doctors want to be called or have a patient seen quickly if such symptoms. A physical and eye exam plus evaluation of blood pressure and tests can help determine what's occurring. ...Read more

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I can't concentrate on classes and the letters on board seem like moving and when im walking I feel like some thing is problematic with my vision hlp?

Go to the Doctor: There is nothing we can do to help you here with these significant problems other than to remind you that you need to see a physician. In person and be evaluated appropriately. ...Read more

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About 1 every 2 months for 2 years I see "shooting stars" in my vision. About 100 pinpoints moving in all directions. No headaches. Randomly induced.?

About 1 every 2 months for 2 years I see "shooting stars" in my vision. About 100 pinpoints moving in all directions. No headaches. Randomly induced.?

Ocular migraine: I would have ophthalmologists look at your retina, excluding detaching retina. A brain MRI would be helpful to clear any focal lesions. ...Read more

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If I see floaters moving from top to bottom in vision, does that mean they are actually moving from bottom to top?

If I see floaters moving from top to bottom in vision, does that mean they are actually moving from bottom to top?

Floaters: Are small pieces of connective tissue that float in the vitreous jelly in the back of our eyes. You are correct in stating that the floaters move in a direction opposite to the direction you see them moving. ...Read more

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I see sometimes flash of white light in my left peripheral vision that looks like a moving circle or C, running from top to left corner.?

White light: The simple explanation lies in the pulling of the vitrous gel from the Retina-- they are frequently noticed as we age. If you suddenly notice an increased appearance of these white flashes, it could be an indication of a more serious condition (Retinal Detachment) and you should see an Opthamologist as soon as possible ...Read more

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Some days I'll lose my vision (briefly, slightly) while moving about. Also tachycardic. POTS? What kind of studies should I get? Thanks in advance

You may have some: Form of autonomic dysfunction (dysautonomia) not necessarily POTS. A head upright tilt table test would help to differentiate your diagnosis. An evaluation by a Cardiologist or preferably an Electrophysiologist should be helpful to treat you and alleviate your symptoms. ...Read more

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I just recently got glasses I saw white dots got new lenses still see them not without glasses. It looks like things are moving from my side vision?

Vitreous floaters: Moving dots in one's vision are common
you should have them evaluated because they may be a sign of bleeding or retinal tear inside your eye (s). ...Read more

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When I first wake up everything has has a border around it and when I move my eyes fast I can see the borders moving in my vision. Only for a few mins?

When I first wake up everything has has a border around it and when I move my eyes fast I can see the borders moving in my vision. Only for a few mins?

Eye issues: These may be normal findings such as "floaters" which are deposits of various sizes, shapes, consistency and refractive indices located within the vitreous fluid of the eye globe that may cause these visual findings. However, it is always a good idea to get your eyes checked annually to make sure your exam is relatively normal and speaking about such symptoms with your PCP for a proper referral. ...Read more

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Would moving the cornea lead to loss of vision?

Would moving the cornea lead to loss of vision?

Likely: The cornea is the normally clear window of the eye, an important focusing element in your vision system. Exchanging a damaged or diseased cornea with a transplant to restore anatomy and/or vision is common. So, yes to your question if I understand it correctly. ...Read more

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After stopping driving, running or walking distances, my vision seems to continue moving. Everything to looks like its moving towards one point why?

After stopping driving, running or walking distances, my vision seems to continue moving. Everything to looks like its moving towards one point why?

Physiological nystag: This is a common phenomenon called physiological nystagmus; look up on wikipedia & many other resources. There are many variations and theories, none fully verifiable (Medical Disease Industry is low-tech, the Hi-Tech is within, thus many common issues observed which remain beyond accurate detailed understanding; by anyone.) ...Read more

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I have long eye lashes sometimes they get in the vew of my vision, how can I pervert my lashes from moving, or going into the my way of seeing.?

I have long eye lashes sometimes they get in the vew of my vision, how can I pervert my lashes from moving, or going into the my way of seeing.?

Tricky: No great answer for this - perhaps an eyelash curler or a clear mascara product to move the lashes up and away from eyes. ...Read more

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Vision slightly jittery. Began after spending 2 much time on laptop. Eyes not moving but vision is. Distant objects seem to slightly vibrate. Why?

Vision slightly jittery. Began after spending 2 much time on laptop. Eyes not moving but vision is. Distant objects seem to slightly vibrate. Why?

Oscillopsia: Could be from superior oblique myokymia, but also would need to consider visual aura. Get and eyemd exam if it is not getting better over the next few days. ...Read more

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Can some 1 guide me, I have a white spot in my sclera too close to cornea /iris and its growing and moving towards vision. What shall I do?

Should be examined: The most likely diagnosis is a pinguecula, which is very common and related to sun and environmental exposures.

Pterygium is another possibility--these can grow over the cornea, but are not malignant.

Lymphoma and carcinoma in situ rarely present in this manner. You should be checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Having blurred vision and dizziness like building is moving or falling with headaches?

Having blurred vision and dizziness like building is moving or falling with headaches?

This is not normal: And may represent serious intracranial problems. You need to be evaluated by a health care provider as soon as possible. Do not delay. ...Read more

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My son has had seizures, now vision shaking but his eyes are not moving. What could be wrong?

My son has had seizures, now vision shaking but his eyes are not moving. What could be wrong?

Side effects: A condition following seizures is called post ictal. Shakey sensation may be due to medication effect or brain effect trying to recover. Let him rest and recover. Some seizure medications will cause shakey vision. ...Read more

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I see blurry black spots in my vision, which follow my eye movement. I notice them if I keep my head still when moving my point of sight. Is it bad?

I see blurry black spots in my vision, which follow my eye movement. I notice them if I keep my head still when moving my point of sight. Is it bad?

Floaters: You are seeing protein deposits suspended in the fluids at the back of the eye. You can see them prominently if you stare at a white (no pictures) video screen and move your eyes a little. These are common in older folks as the vitreous gel ages. It is worthwhile having an ophthalmologist get a peek at your eyes if you are seeing these at your young age. ...Read more

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I have seen something moving infront of my eye vision since 14yrs old, and I just knew that is eye floaters, so is it safe? Must we go for surgery?

I have seen something moving infront of my eye vision since 14yrs old, and I just knew that is eye floaters, so is it safe? Must we go for surgery?

Floaters:not too bad: Although they are a nuisance and bad in that way, floaters are little more than an annoyance for most people. They result from natural changes that occur in the vitreous gel of the eye. Most important is that new floaters or flashes deserve to be looked at by an eye specialist as well. ...Read more

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What's small dot bright light moving across my field of vision and look's like disappears around the back of my head? Is it a blood vessel on retina?

What's small dot bright light moving across my field of vision and look's like disappears around the back of my head? Is it a blood vessel on retina?

Blood and/or retina: Please see your primary doctor - he/she will refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. Your doctor and the specialists will look after you very well.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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I have pain at my temples when moving my eyes around. No sinus pain. No blurry vision.?

Migraine vs other: If blurred vision or does not go away or gets worse, see eye dr for vision check [eye strain] or neurologist to be sure nothing more serious, may need labs and mdi of the brain if don't resolve. Take excedrin migraine[generic ok], get rest, be sure no cause like smoking, alcohol /drug abuse, lack of sleep, sleep apnea[snoring and wake gagging] ect. ...Read more

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I am experiencing peripheral vision distortion in my left eye. The effect seems like looking through moving water. It happened only briefly. Gone now?

I am experiencing peripheral vision distortion in my left eye. The effect seems like looking through moving water. It happened only briefly. Gone now?

Vision disturbance: 73 F from CA experienced peripheral vision issue like looking through moving water. Brief. Asks Gone now? ANS-this may be a sign of blood flow issues in your eye and or warning sign of coming stroke. See your Dr. ASAP for evaluation. Need careful eye exam. ...Read more

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Following open heart surgery I've had a very stiff neck and shoulders and when sitting for a while and moving head up and down I get double vision?

Following open heart surgery I've had a very stiff neck and shoulders and when sitting for a while and moving head up and down I get double vision?

Double vision: The surgery and being in hospital as well as stress around the procedure could cause the stiff neck muscles. However, double vision is not likely due to the stiff neck. I would have an evaluation and discuss this with your primary MD. ...Read more

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The other day I was trying to remove some excess ear wax in my right ear. I woke up to dizziness and double vision that comes and goes when moving?

The other day I was trying to remove some excess ear wax in my right ear. I woke up to dizziness and double vision that comes and goes when moving?

See ENT doctor.: You may have damaged, or puntured you eardrum, or inflammed the inner ear vestibular system when you removed ear wax. This could lead to doble vision. If you have hearing loss, this could indicate other problems. ...Read more

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Having blurred vision, light headed, difficulty visually focusing. Feels worse when moving eyes or head. Dull ache in eyes and general fuzzy feeling?

Having blurred vision, light headed, difficulty visually focusing. Feels worse when moving eyes or head. Dull ache in eyes and general fuzzy feeling?

Need an exam: This Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosis. There could be a number of medical conditons that could cause your symptoms. For your type of complaints it's best to see your doctor for an exam and a referral to an opthalmologist ...Read more

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Saw dr 4 dizziness blurry vision fast heart rate when moving around n feel tired & about to pass out. Results NT bk yet. Takin iron 2x day no bleeding?

Anemia: Most likely you have anemia (low blood).. sime time oral iron does not get absorbed and you remain anemic. In that case you may require IV iron. (feraheme (ferumoxytol) 510 mg IV every 3 months) ...Read more

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Dizzy spells/headaches on top of head moving/standing. Normal EKG, VISION, EARS, PEE. 4 days now.

Dizzy spells/headaches on top of head moving/standing. Normal EKG, VISION, EARS, PEE. 4 days now.

Dizzy with headache: Lasting 4 days. I suggest you scan the head and makes sure you don't have a problem. At least run this by a neurologist. The acute onset of a headache with dizziness can be symptoms of a cerebellar hemorrhage or other potentially life threatening condition ...Read more