Reasons Why you May be Seeing Spots in your Vision

  1. Floaters- Eye floaters are spots in your vision. They may look to you like black or gray specks, strings, or cobwebs that drift about in the visual field. When you move your eyes, they appear to disappear when you try to look at them directly.
  2. Migraine aura-migraine auras are considered a “warming stage” that sometimes occurs prior to a migraine.
  3. Photo-bleaching-The colored streak or spots you see after looking at the sun or a bright light source. When the photo-sensitive cells of the retina called rods and cones are overwhelmed by the intense light coming through the front of the eye. The streaks and spots will disappear as your eyes readjust to the light.
  4. Vitreous hemorrhage-A hemorrhage in the vitreous gel can develop from a bleeding vessel in the retina. Sometimes the bleeding can come from under the retina or from the front of the eye. If you are experiencing this, seek care promptly.
  5. Retinal detachment is an emergency situation in which a thin layer of tissue (the retina) at the back of the eye pulls away from its normal position.
  6. Uveitis is a form of eye inflammation. It affects the middle layer of tissue in the eye wall (uvea), between the retina and the sclera.

Sources:

www.mayoclinic.org

www.clevelandclinic.org

www.healthline.com

 

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