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circular wisps of light?
Hello,

Within the last few months I have started seeing floaters which range from small fly-like dots in the sky to blobs and strings across my vision. I visited the eye doctor, and he said my floaters are normal and everything was ok except for an astigmatism in my right eye.

Sometimes, however, if I am in a very brightly lighted area, and then I go to a dark area, I will see a circle of light in my vision, especially when I close my eyes. It looks like wisps of smoke or something moving outwards in a halo surrounding my central vision. Sometimes it also looks like a web or something, but usually it looks like wisps of smoke. This worries me and I am not sure if I should see another eye doctor, or if it is normal when moving from a brightly lit area to a dark area. I wasn't sure if these would be considered 'flashes' of light, as a symptom of retinal detachment or something.

Also another thing, sometimes I'll notice a streak of light in my peripheral vision, as though an ember is flying by or something. I always wonder if i really saw it though, or if it was just myself imagining something because of my worry about my eyes. Thanks a lot for any help.
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Also I am 20 years old and male, and in good health as far as I know. I forgot to mention that in the original post.
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listen,
no need to worry it is normal to see visual noise when going from a bright room to a darkroom ,its just your visual system adapting,
i  too spent too much time noticing and worrying about everything about my vision after an eye migrane,
but have come to realise i was just 'too visually aware' as my doc put it,
take care,
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Hello Brazol:  I am concerned about your description of your floaters. It suggests bleeding in the eye. I would see another "eye doctor" that needs to be an Eye MD physician-ophthalmologist. If you have one in your area that specializes in retina and vitreous disease that would be even better.

go to www.aao.org and use the Find An Eye MD to locate a retina or general opthalmologist in your area.

JCH III MD
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Well, the floaters look just like hairs moving across my vision whenever i look around in a brightly lit area or a room with white walls. However occasional, especially if i squint, i can make out outlines of weird translucent things, which almost look like cells attached to one another or something. the doctor i saw was an opthalmologist, an MD.
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The weird translucent things you see when you squit are normal, I have them too, everyone does if they look carefully enough.  If your floaters increase or you get flashes or loss of peripheral vision see your Eye MD again.

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