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Bright spot after blinking with PVD?

Do others dealing with PVD experience a bright spot that disappears immediately when blinking? Especially after using the computer?

I also see a temporary round visual disturbance in my eye when I shift my eyes quickly. Sometimes it looks like a light ring right in the center of my vision, sometimes it also has a dark blob with it. This also disappears immediately. Anyone know what that is?

My detatchment is stuck on my macular as per OCT. Do not have a macular hole, hoping for the best!
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I do not have such a bright spot. Floaters yes.
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Yes other people report that. Still others note the spot when they awake in the morning, or when they look away from a TV or computer screen or light. usually its an 'after-image"  There is a discussion many years in the running and almost 2000 posts of people noting this in one form or another.
Thank you so much for responding Mr Presley and Dr Hagan. I could have sworn I replied to you but I dont seem my response here. I'm a bit confused by how this board works as I am such a newbie here!

I hadn't thought of an after image. Perhaps that's what I am seeing. It disappears immediately and so I'm trying not to worry about it. Just biding my time as this PVD progresses and passes. U am assuming all of the visual disturbances I'm experiencing are a result of the detatchment tugging on my macula, and they will disappear when it is completed. Just hoping that I dont get a macular tear in the process.

Thanks again!
Thank you so much for responding Mr Presley and Dr Hagan. I could have sworn I replied to you but I dont seem my response here. I'm a bit confused by how this board works as I am such a newbie here!

I hadn't thought of an after image. Perhaps that's what I am seeing. It disappears immediately and so I'm trying not to worry about it. Just biding my time as this PVD progresses and passes. U am assuming all of the visual disturbances I'm experiencing are a result of the detatchment tugging on my macula, and they will disappear when it is completed. Just hoping that I dont get a macular tear in the process.

Thanks again!
There is a longstanding 'bug' in the software that MedHelp.com seems unable to fix. People make a post. Submit a comment and nothing appears.  If that happens just make another comment and type a single letter in it then submit.  The missing post shows up.  It stays lost until you make a second post.   Maddening but been there for years and I've complained many times but they can't fix it.
Ah thanks Dr Hagan, seems this last time my post posted twice!!
Also, I can see your name here a few times as though you posted but only an = sign for the post. Does that mean you did say something but it just doesnt come up?
That sign = means I've read the post and it doesn't need or require a post from me.  Also use if my first message goes off into a black hole and I have to post a second time to bring it back to earth.
A (I posted and it's not showing, so I'm posting again hoping that post shows up)!
If something doesn't show up try posting again.  Macular traction from PVD is a different animal and different from the much more common peripheral PVD.   In some instances a medication is injected into the eye to try and dissolve the vitreous strand pulling on the macula.
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I actually have similar symptoms, see the post that I submitted a couple days ago.  Mine is like a smudge near center of vision with a curved white line.  I get it when moving eyes left or right in only one eye, and only in lit areas.  For size reference, if I held up a dime a foot away, its about that size near or just off center of vision.  Move eyes and I can see it, goes away right away.  Ophthalmologist says I have a PVD underway and to watch for the signs of RD (bright flashes/lightning bolts, increased floaters, shadows/loss of vision).  Since I had a detachment in my other eye last year they want to see me back in 3 weeks unless symptoms appear sooner.  I went through vitrectomy with my other eye for the RD repair, hoping that if it happens to my other eye to catch it quicker.  Dr. said don't hesitate to call day/night if I have the symptoms and you can bet I will this time.  Best of luck.
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As @xltjim said, now that I've experienced an ERM I never knew I had in my LE that suddenly became symptomatic and required a vitrectomy to be performed, I know what to look out for in my RE should it require the same treatment in the future. Meanwhile I see my retinal specialist ophthalmologist every six months.
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Yes xtljim, what you describe is similar to what I am experiencing, and maybe that’s the way it goes with a PVD. Symptoms that will pass when the PVD resolves (I hope! :)

Dr Hagan, what is ERM?
Epiretinal Membrane - scar tissue formed on the retinal surface resulting from the shrinking vitreous pulling on it.
My issue seems to have subsided.  I hardly notice it anymore.  Still on retina detachment watch as when I had retina detachment with my other (left eye) they went away too :(.  I just want it to hold together until my cataract surgery is done next week.   Need a spare eye.  Good luck to you.
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Ah, thank you for the explanation Mr Presley.
Oh best of luck to you xltjim. My symptoms are vastly annoying me still. Some days more than others. Cannot wait for them to dissipate.

Very best of luck to you as you wait this out. In the end it will all be ok, I'm sure. Keep us posted!
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