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Ghosting Image of Cornea Itself Upon Waking

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  • Posted By: TheLurkest
  • March 10, 2011
  • 02:18 PM

I can find a single thing about this on the Internet, and I'm trying to find out any info about it I can. I'll be going to get an eye exam in about two weeks when I can afford it, but I'd really like some info if someone has it.

Lately I have awoken (not every morning, maybe once a week, though it's becoming more frequent) to see a green 'ghost image' (like the green you see after staring at a lightbulb) in the shape of my cornea. I can see the little fibers and stuff. After about 30 seconds of blinking, it disappears, and my vision is 100% normal. This ONLY happens when I wake up some mornings. I'm not having any other vision issues, though there was a single instance of my left eye going blurry for about two minutes when I woke up in the middle of the night once. I blinked a few times, and it slowly returned to normal in about 90 seconds or so. That has only ever happened once. Nothing has ever happened during the day, and my vision has not changed.

Because it is so difficult to explain, I created this image in photoshop to show approximately what I see. It's greener in real lift, looks like the green after burn you see when staring at a bright light bulb, but it looks just like my cornea. Today was the first time it happened in both eyes at the same time.


(Click the link to see the picture).

Does anyone have ANY idea at all what could cause this? Is it something that has a name? I'm completely confused.

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