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Why do I see a black/white circle when I blink/look to the side

Hi I am a bit worried about this weird symptom I am having. So usually when I wake up and I blink quickly I will see a white circle in the dead center of my vision on a bright contrast or black circle if looking at a dark wall. Also when i look side to side (for example if i look all the way to the right with only my right eye i can see the dark circle. I am 20 yrs old and have many floaters in both eyes. I have been to the ophthalmologist/optometrist 5 times already for my floaters in the past and gone through the eye exam where there look at your eye with a light and microscope/lens of some sort and everytime they said my eyes were fine and healthy. Could someone please explain to me if this is serious or any other tests I should do? Thankyou
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This is normal.  Google entropic phenomenon.

Dr. O.
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I suffer from the exact same problem!  I have seen these spots go on and off like twice a week, and today after I woke up I can see a small black circle that appears after I blink. I can also make it appear if I rub the affected eye. I am beyond scared....
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My wife is complaining of this happening, first thing in the morning big black area spot sunflower on waking, then it goes, checked this and it is both eyes, I have asked about this before and reply given this is normal, any chance of a reason etc.

We have been to the hospital, they seem baffled, checking for stroke etc, to be given mri brain scan and eyes have been checked- nothing found.

She has low BP, hospital seemed not concerned, being nagged by me to drink liquid more, she avoids - due to a weak bladder.
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The first question is are the fading dark areas exactly the same size to both eyes when viewed separately?

That is, one at a time.

If they are kinda, approximately, about  the same size, but overlap to both eyes (when both are open) it may be just te photoreceptors atrophying.

Non-professional guess.
Don W.



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hi there, about two years ago I had this white circle in my left eye when I blinked, I cannot see very clear in that circle,I had it for about 2 weeks then it disappeared and now its back...I went to the eye exam doctor and he said in world war 2 some men were getting this, and they could not figure out what it was besides stress.I don't think I'm stressed.. .is this true?
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