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    Blob in my vision when i blink

    Another week and another health scare to obsess over.

    Few days ago while at work I started seeing a purplish blob in my vision when blinking or looking at a light background. It fades away after a split second. Best I can describe it is like a afterimage of a camera flash or after looking at a light bulb. Almost as if it has permanently burnt itself onto my retina!

    I rang up my optician today who said it should fade within a few days but to come in if it doesnít. Iím freaked out though this has never happened to me before. I know this isnít a medical diagnosis forum but has anyone experienced the same?

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    Re: Blob in my vision when i blink

    Scroll to the bottom of the page or do a search and you'll see this is a very common thing.

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    Re: Blob in my vision when i blink

    Did you happen to look at the sun by accident or catch a reflection of it? Iím a photographer and read on a photography forum once about a man who was taking a photo and accidentally pointed his camera at a reflection of the sun.

    He got what your describing and when he asked his friend about it who was an optician she said itís because the sun is so bright it burned onto his retina a bit, and it should fade in a few days which it did.

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    Re: Blob in my vision when i blink

    Thanks both. Iím not even sure how it came on, could have been glare or something but worrying nonetheless. Obviously everyone gets these when looking at bright objects or glare but usually completely goes away after a couple of minutes.

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    Re: Blob in my vision when i blink

    Still there and still worrying me. Time to get myself to an optician I guess.

    Wondering what it could be, hope it isnít serious.

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    Re: Blob in my vision when i blink

    Are you sure itís bit your blind spot? Sometimes I can notice mine when blinking and looking ahead.

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    Re: Blob in my vision when i blink

    No itís definitely a recurring floater of some sort in the form of a purple blob similar to what you get after looking at a bright object.

    In the mornings after waking up itís most prominent but I can also see it when looking at light coloured surfaces. It disappears after a split second. If I close my eye, the longer I close my eye then open it the more prominent it gets. But fades after a split second.

    When Iím outside I canít see it at all. Very strange. Definitely think it warrants an eye examination though.

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    Re: Blob in my vision when i blink

    it canít hurt to get your eyes tested, and while youíre there they can rule out a multitude of other health problems, too. the eyes donít lie! but at the very worst, you might have some minor retina damage. definitely nothing that canít be addressed and fixed in short order! heck, iíve got three stray floaters that are always bobbing and weaving around my left eye. theyíve always been there, and theyíve yet to do me any harm

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    Re: Blob in my vision when i blink

    So I went to my optician who did the relevant tests after dilating the pupil in my right eye.

    Everything to do with my eye and retina was fine. She told me it could be a visual aura due to an ocular migraine (really? ongoing for a week now). Also said if it doesnít go away after a few weeks I should visit my GP.

    Well thatís that then. Cue more anxiety pending..

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    Re: Blob in my vision when i blink

    Quote Originally Posted by shotta287 View Post
    Cue more anxiety pending..
    Why? At worst it's a migraine and that can be treated.

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