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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 6, 2007
  • 09:43 PM

Wondering if anyone has experienced these issues. for about a month, I have been having eye issues. When you rub your eyes, sometimes you will see those little sparkly spots afterwards. I seem to see these most of the time. Also, I always seem to see things out of the corner of my eyes and look to find nothing there. I also have mild dizzy spells occasionally and sometimes when I look at objects they seem like they move or "jump" for a split second.... Any help would be greatly appreciated. I never have headaches either and I have no migraine symptoms. Anyone have experience with these issues?

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  • also, when I read text on the computer screen, the words get blurry or jumble sometimes
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 6, 2007
    • 10:36 PM
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  • Have that checked- go to the eye doctor.I don't think you have anything to worry about. Just follow up with it.Take Care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 6, 2007
    • 11:01 PM
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  • I have something similar. this can be just fatigue. Too much computer work, too much artificial light, too much reading, too much stress, etc. Check with the doctor, though.
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    • January 8, 2007
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  • I have the same thing when i rub my eyes except i see colourful blobs, i was told that it was totally normal and heaps of people have told me they get it to, And about the words being jumbled on the computer screen My brother was diagnosed with Deslexia and that was one of his sypmtons.xx
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    • February 17, 2007
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  • Wondering if anyone has experienced these issues. for about a month, I have been having eye issues. When you rub your eyes, sometimes you will see those little sparkly spots afterwards. I seem to see these most of the time. Also, I always seem to see things out of the corner of my eyes and look to find nothing there. I also have mild dizzy spells occasionally and sometimes when I look at objects they seem like they move or "jump" for a split second.... Any help would be greatly appreciated. I never have headaches either and I have no migraine symptoms. Anyone have experience with these issues?I see sparkly spots all the time, they are especially noticable in the dark. Look up - Visual Snow and see if it matches your symptoms.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
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  • I have the same symptoms. Watching TV in the dark makes me loss my mind. when i look at the ceiling i also experience a dizzing, light indused, spectical. My vision reminds me of static on your TV screen but the static is in the fluid in my eyes. when i read at night i often loss my place because it is hard to follow the words because some parts of the page will look light,( like when you stare at a light bulb, look away, and still see the light when you blink) and some parts wont. it is very bothersome and i also would like some info.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 21, 2007
    • 06:03 AM
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  • the "sparkly spots" are most likely entopic phenomenon. what that means is that you are seeing are the blood vessels in your eyes. these sparkles are one of the many things the brain tries hard to ignore, but under certain circumstances (like lighting conditions, or if you are really looking for them) they can become very obvious and distracting.the best advice was given above - get a dilated eye examination and make sure that everything is normal. there are some very uncommon disorders that can cause your symptoms, but most will be visible on a standard examination. one exception is a condition called 'multifocal evanescent white dot syndrome' (MEWDS), which is thought to be caused by a viral infection and improves without therapy over a couple weeks.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 23, 2007
    • 03:23 AM
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  • Have you had your blood pressure checked? Sometimes when my blood pressure is high from stress, I will see spots and such as you describe. Also like others from staring at the computer and fatigue. Good Luck!
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  • I have the same symptoms. Watching TV in the dark makes me loss my mind. when i look at the ceiling i also experience a dizzing, light indused, spectical. My vision reminds me of static on your TV screen but the static is in the fluid in my eyes. when i read at night i often loss my place because it is hard to follow the words because some parts of the page will look light,( like when you stare at a light bulb, look away, and still see the light when you blink) and some parts wont. it is very bothersome and i also would like some info.Bret -My daughter has also been experiencing similar symptoms for seven years (she is now 17). She ALWAYS sees spots is her field of vision. She used to describe them as the snow you see when a videotape is a blank. She now describes them as constantly moving pixels. They move very quickly and dance around. They often gather in larger groups and can mimic what she is looking at. It is always worse in darkened rooms. She says it's like looking through a filter or screen with the moving dots that form shapes and move again. Yes it's diffcult to read, see the board at school and playing piano was always a challenge because the notes floated on the page as her spots moved around. We have taken her to many doctors - they don't really haver a clue other than to say it could be a visual migraine - she has had a few migraines which make her very dizzy and make the spots she sees more pronounced (larger). We are looking for ANY advice from people who have had the same experience.
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  • my 8 year old daughter has been seeing red spots at night for over a month. she says there are millions of spots all over my face when i say good night to her. during the day she sees like everything is raining. her opthalmologist checked her out fine and was sent to a neurologist. he thought we were "crazy". an EEG was done and was fine. any idea what our next step should be because we still don't have an answer? no professional i questioned have ever heard of this. we want a diagnosis to ease our mind.
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  • it's not a tumor or anything bad. this is something lots of 6-9 year olds say and you've done the important thing: namely, having her checked. these spots (see previous posts) are normal phenomena that kids sometimes latch onto as a means to get attention. you did the right things and now is the time to pay less attention to it and move on so that your child can start ignoring the spots.
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  • Hi everyone..I`m having this kind of stuff for 6,7 years now..symptoms including prolonged afterimages, spots etc..and till now didn`t even had the courage to say it out loud..well I did in a couple of occasions but one told me I was crazy..and that made me dissapointed..I told my grandma too..and she said that I should go to a specialist..But I just didn`t have the courage you know...Because sometimes it can really be frustrating...can`t even look at the sky because it bothers me..For me it`s best when it`s dusk..my view is almost perfect then..but it is the most bothersome at the middle of the day under the sun..anyway..I also had panic attacks or/and anxiety alot of times..I was really sad cause I thought I was the only one in the world and was always afraid that I may become blind..so I didn`t even tell me closest family and friends..and tonight I finally(I was terrified of the results that may come) decided to look it up on google and wikipedia..and found this friendly forum..I am dissapointed that there`s no direct cure for this "white snow" but am also glad that there are people like you I can share my thoughts with and don`t feel alone anymore..and Bret..your daughter reminds me of me..with the things happening..and believe me I wish that I would know an answer..but I just live with it and hope that someday something will be invented..altough I admit..I got along with this..It`s not that It doesn`t bother me..cause it really does in some moments..but I decided to live my life the best way I could nonetheless..anyway..even medicine isn`t perfect..and doctors and Gods that know everything..
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  • Hi, Well you are not alone my son is 9 he has been seeing coloured spots for most of his young life. He thought everyone saw spots so never talked about it until one night when he was about 4, they were really playing up and he was very surprised when i didn't understand what he was talking about. But the main thing was, was that we believed him. When we first started going to the Doctor about it i use to get him to draw pictures of his spots and there were lots of them. Now he is older he can explain in more detail what they are like. He said thay are a little bit like glitter or on a sunny day when you shake a blanket and you watch the dust falling through the light, they are small and lots of them. When he was really young they were like big blobs of lava coming towards him at night and he got a little scared. Until now he/we thought he was the only person to see spots. He is a very happy ,healthy young boy the spots don't effect his schoolwork. They are always there though and at night are worse but as long as his light is off in his room and the hall light is on,getting off to sleep is not a problem. He doesn't get headaches,and i have a floater so i know they are nothing like that. It use to keep me awake at night with worry and i got use to going to a Doctor and walking out and knowing that they thought we were mad. He had a brain scan last year and has seen an Opthalmologist more than once finally after all these years we know people believe us. The Doctors can only tell us that it is a strange phenomena! and that perhaps in time he can trick his brain into not seeing them. Which may sound odd but when i first got my floater i saw it all the time and now i only see it on really bright days if i look at something white. Its so hard as a parent to not just be able to fix something for our kids. It's so hard to go to a Doctor and not get an answer or cure, but that is life and i look at my son he is happy and healthy, he thinks his spots are just another part of him and that the rest of us missed out on getting them .
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  • @Jean m:These spots are not uncommon, just difficult for many to see as the brain actively ignores them. Next time you are on an airplane, look out the window in the bright light (not the sun), relax and defocus your eyes. You will see floaters and, if patient, you will see the 'glitter' your son is describing. You can even generate this looking at your LCD screen if its bright enough. It is not a problem with his eyes, nor anything to be 'fixed', it is a normal finding discovered by an observant boy.
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  • I have been having these same issues. Me and my husband have just moved into our first home about 2 months ago.For about the first month everything was normal. Once it got to the 2nd month that was when I started seeing sparkly spots at night time when we turned off all the lights and were in bed. I've have been having migraines for about the past 2 and a half years but never have I seen spots at night. Also just last night it seemed like everytime I went to stand up I would be very dizzy and stumble around until I was aware of my surroundings again. As for the objects "jumping or moving" I've had that happen to me for several years now. I think that may be caused by focusing on an object for to long. Like last night I was staring at the string on the mini-blind and it looked like it was swinging back and forth. I do wish that it would stop so I could sleep better but I don't know what to do.... Wondering if anyone has experienced these issues. for about a month, I have been having eye issues. When you rub your eyes, sometimes you will see those little sparkly spots afterwards. I seem to see these most of the time. Also, I always seem to see things out of the corner of my eyes and look to find nothing there. I also have mild dizzy spells occasionally and sometimes when I look at objects they seem like they move or "jump" for a split second.... Any help would be greatly appreciated. I never have headaches either and I have no migraine symptoms. Anyone have experience with these issues?
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  • I have the same problem i see spots all the time. its from anxiety and stress i am going to see a doctor tomorrow. i find that after a good exercise work out that it fades. just some advice i know how you feel its so annoying and makes tthings hard to focus.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 13, 2007
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  • Wondering if anyone has experienced these issues. for about a month, I have been having eye issues. When you rub your eyes, sometimes you will see those little sparkly spots afterwards. I seem to see these most of the time. Also, I always seem to see things out of the corner of my eyes and look to find nothing there. I also have mild dizzy spells occasionally and sometimes when I look at objects they seem like they move or "jump" for a split second.... Any help would be greatly appreciated. I never have headaches either and I have no migraine symptoms. Anyone have experience with these issues?They definitely are signs of a migraine, or migraine to come (as I get them also). Have you ever had a head injury with a concussion? I ask this because I have what is called Post Concussive Syndrome, and didn't know that I had it until four years after the head injury! I started to see flashes of light, and lost my balance at times. Might be something to investigate. Also, when I get up too quickly, I can see those spots. "Eye Floaters and SpotsBy Judith Lee and Gretchyn Bailey;reviewed by Dr. Vance ThompsonYou may sometimes see small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision. They are called floaters. You can often see them when looking at a plain background, like a blank wall or blue sky. Floaters are actually tiny clumps of gel or cells inside the vitreous, the clear jelly-like fluid that fills the inside of your eye.Floaters may look like specks, strands, webs or other shapes. Actually, what you are seeing are the shadows of floaters cast on the retina, the light-sensitive part of the eye.They also said that if you see more and more spots with accompanying flashes of light, to get it checked out by a doctor because it may have something to do with diabetes. They are mostly harmless and annoying unless you see the flashes of light. type II diabetes mellitus
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    • November 27, 2007
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  • I get floaters; they have become a lot more pronounced in the last year. I worried myself sick over them, but you just have to learn to ignore them. I'm fourteen and was told that 'only old people' have them, but I have them, I'm still young, and I just have to live with them. The optometrist has confirmed this opinion.I have fizzling spots also, lights etc can block out areas of my vision for minutes at a time by great spoldges of colour going right in the centre of my focus, when I'm reading small squiggles interfere with the words for half hours at a time, or lines will shoot across my focus etc, plus many more. I always feel quite silly in front of doctors/ optometrists because I don't know how to describe them.I do get migraines quite regularly- I thought i'd indentified the triggers accuratley, but since they've started again I've reconsidered. The doctor advised me to take only aspirin, motilium, and ibuprofen for them, but these, I found, don;'t work for me. I get an aura, which is a visual distortion in an arc, which gradually enlarges on the right side of my focus. It then leaves me after 20-40 minutes, and I get a really bad headache, and, in some cases, I throw up .I would like to know if migraine auras and floaters have anything in common .Anything would be much appreciatred, thank you =]
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    • December 25, 2007
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  • I have black and silver spots that seem to swarm around for a few seconds if I stand up suddenly or twist my head around too quickly. Perhaps a strange heady feeling of fainting. I've had this since a child My parents used to call them 'liver spots' so. These happen perhaps weekly or not for months. Possibly if I'm stressed it might happen. Physical exercise has sometimes triggered it. I assume its just one of those things that can happen and we shouldn't worry about it?
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    • January 1, 2008
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  • Hey there! Its crazy sittin here reading what you have to say as a 14 yr old b/c the same things would happen to me when I was your age and my eye dr at the time would kinda just look at me in amazement. Well I ended up switching dr's then and my new dr informed me that what I was experiencing was commonly known as an Ocular Headache or Migraine. This REALLY weird spot would pop up in the DEAD middle of my vision where I couldnt see and in about 10 or 15 min it would spread to the outsides of my visions(it would then turn to like these very colorful zig zag lines)....that would last for about half an hr then after that this REALLY bad migraine would hit. When I was younger it would happen like every other week. Now that I am 23, it may come like 2 or 3 times a yr. Im use to it now and can still move aorund when it comes. I have floaters too, and have had them since I was 18 or 19. I use to worry myself about them cause of all the things I read on the net about retinal detachments, but have learned not to cause it only makes me sick!I dont think floaters have ANYTHING to do with floaters seeing as though my migraines started yrs before my floaters came. but i DO know that when im stressed alot and my blood pressure gets high, that cause me to have more frequent headaches! .........you are DEFINITELY not alone! And "old people" are DEF not the only ones to have eye problems. Its been almost 10 yrs with my problems and with reassurance from the dr's, theres def nothing wrong with my eyes. Just make sure you get your eyes checked routinely. Hope I helped some!! TAke care!I get floaters; they have become a lot more pronounced in the last year. I worried myself sick over them, but you just have to learn to ignore them. I'm fourteen and was told that 'only old people' have them, but I have them, I'm still young, and I just have to live with them. The optometrist has confirmed this opinion.I have fizzling spots also, lights etc can block out areas of my vision for minutes at a time by great spoldges of colour going right in the centre of my focus, when I'm reading small squiggles interfere with the words for half hours at a time, or lines will shoot across my focus etc, plus many more. I always feel quite silly in front of doctors/ optometrists because I don't know how to describe them.I do get migraines quite regularly- I thought i'd indentified the triggers accuratley, but since they've started again I've reconsidered. The doctor advised me to take only aspirin, motilium, and ibuprofen for them, but these, I found, don;'t work for me. I get an aura, which is a visual distortion in an arc, which gradually enlarges on the right side of my focus. It then leaves me after 20-40 minutes, and I get a really bad headache, and, in some cases, I throw up .I would like to know if migraine auras and floaters have anything in common .Anything would be much appreciatred, thank you =]
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    • January 24, 2008
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