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Small black dot seen in peripheral vision sometimes
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Small black dot seen in peripheral vision sometimes

This is tough to describe, but here's how it is:

This seems to only happen when I'm looking at my computer monitor or the TV.  Sometimes I'll notice a tiny black dot on a wall to the right in my peripheral vision.  When I go to look at it, it's gone, and I cannot reproduce the issue.   This may happen a few times each month, each time unexpedidly. For all I know, it may be my paranoia that's causing it, but I don't know.  I spend a lot of time in front of my computer monitor too.  I know I have a few floaters, but I don't think this is it because the "black dot" is not moving, and it always seems to be on the right side of my vision. and again, the dot is never actually there to begin with.

Could it be persistence of vision?  I had a full eye exam two years ago and everything was perfect. I'm 35 years old, in perfect health, not taking any medications.
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Just a quick note - the best way to describe it would be that it appears as if there's a small bug on the wall.
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233488 tn?1310696703
You should see an Eye MD ophthalmologist-physician for a baseline comprehensive medical eye examination. If you see a dot in the peripheral vision and you go to look at it and it moves and is no longer visible it could be a small floater very near the surface of the peripheral retina. BUT you need to have it checked to be sure.

JCH III MD
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Thank you doctor.  The black dot I sometimes see does not seem to move away, it just dissapears when I look toward it.  I will schedule an exam very soon.  Thanks again!
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233488 tn?1310696703
You're welcome.
JCH III MD
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