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Why do I see a circle of static in the center of my vision? Is it visual snow?

Why do I see a circle of static in the center of my vision? Is it visual snow?

See an eye doctor: If the spot you are seeing is constantly present, you should have it examined as soon as possible. Occasional spots of this nature are often normal, but one that is central and does not disappear should be evaluated to rule out issues with the retina (the film layer of the eye). ...Read more

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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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Vision has gotten really blurry lately & i see visual snow in my vision even with glasses on. This started before the glasses as well. What's going on?

Vision has gotten really blurry lately & i see visual snow in my vision even with glasses on. This started before the glasses as well. What's going on?

Time for exam: If the snow is there all the time, you really need to see your eye doctor for a full exam. Cover each eye separately to see if it's in one or both eyes. Make sure to describe it as well as you can for the doctor. If the snow comes and goes, it could be related to low blood pressure or with migraines (if you're prone to headaches). Good luck! ...Read more

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More aware of visual snow or tv static in vision lately (not floaters). Could this be caused by anxiety/stress? Stress has been up lately.

More aware of visual snow or tv static in vision lately (not floaters). Could this be caused by anxiety/stress? Stress has been up lately.

Eye exam and CBT: Rule out any possible eye disease by an exam - not just sight test. Then consider a psych eval by a psychologist to Dx and give treatment recommendations. CBT is a way to optimize your mental health outcome. Medication alone is less effective. Learn how to handle stress. Best! ...Read more

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Have had persistent migraine aura for 2 years, always see "tv static" or "visual snow," no docs know what to do. Any thoughts on things to ask about?

Have had persistent migraine aura for 2 years, always see "tv static" or "visual snow," no docs know what to do. Any thoughts on things to ask about?

It's time to find: headache specialist. If you and your doctor aren’t making progress reducing the frequency and severity of your migraines and quality of life, it’s time to visit Orofacial Pain or headache specialist. ...Read more

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What is the cause and cure of visual snow and a black dot in my vision?

Exam: You need to pursue a full exam with an ophthalmologist if you have scotomas or scintillating scotomas and any area of visual defect or total loss of vision in one eye that is persistent then you should be seen emergently for a full medical history and physical exam including a comprehensive eye exam by a specialist. Good luck. ...Read more