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Do the after images kind of float in your visual field?
they kind of jump around
dawn and dusk is when I notice it the most
When you look at the sky, do you find transparent tiny worm like movement ?
not floaters you mean but tiny lights?
It is very likely that the after images which bounce around are likely to be due to PVD- posterior vitreous detachment.
would they have seen that in the eye exam though
No, it is not visualised during an eye exam.
I actually think years ago someone mentioned I had that but maybe im mistaken
PVD is a very common condition and affects majority of people as they grow older.
even with dilating
Yes, even with dilated eye exam, it is not possible to "see" a PVD.
oh haha another one of the nice things that come along with aging
Here is a small note on PVD-
oh so how do you test for it
do I to have it re attached
In PVD the thick gel at the back of the eye( called vitreous) gets detached from its surrounding retina . This results in retinal traction which results in the symptom of flashes of light and includes color distortion. Flashes of light may not be prominent in some individuals. Once the vitreous gets detached completely , it may form clumps or strands and cause symptom of floaters such as dark spots, cobweb or thread like strands in the visual field. More often it is not a serious issue and does not require any specific treatment. A routine retina examination needs to be done by an ophthalmologist just to check for the intactness of the retina and to look for any peripheral retinal tears or holes, which if found, can be sealed by lasers.
The only concern is that of a remote possibility of a retinal tear extending into a frank retinal detachment, which is characterised by symptoms of sudden increase of flashes or floaters and a curtain or veil falling in the field of vision. This requires urgent treatment by a retinal specialist. This is not a common feature and is more predisposed in myopic and diabetic individuals. You have already had a dilated eye exam, so there is no need to be concerned about this.
PVD can occur suddenly at anytime and is a diagnosis of exclusion and does not show any signs as such on eye examination. If PVD is confirmed then there is nothing much to be done. It would be best to ignore the floaters after that. Some floaters tend to drift out of visual field too.
There is no need to get it re-attached.
The movement seen against the sky is a normal physiological phenomenon called as entoptic phenomenon.
Does that make sense?
yes I think so. When I had a migraine with aura last week I had not had one in 7 years but I have had a hand full since I was a teenager so I wonder why im noticing this and a light sensitivity now or is it possible the migraine just has me more aware of my vision. I must note I was on the computer when the aura started but I felt a sting in my left eye when it started so that puzzles me
the aura only last 15 minutes it just this new after image that im more aware of
Sorry about the delay... Had to get up.... I am back..
it ok thanks
The after image is unlikely to be due to the migraine. It is likely to be due to PVD .
The good part is that you have had a dilated eye exam after the new symptoms started and the exam was normal.
ok well thank you so much I guess Ill have to live with it Do you have any suggestions to on how to ignore it
Yes, when outdoors you can wear sunglasses.
It will cut down the light sensitivity.
ok thank you Ill try not to worry as much... the after images jumping around or flashing is all from this pvd
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ok now one more question it say 20 dollars on the left of my screen do I pay that or is it charged to my pay pal
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I just go back from a movie and Im really worried about how bright the screen felt and I had so may after images...its so frustrating. could being on the computer add to my light sensitivity? also the visual snow Im guessing I have had all my life but don't understand why I see it do you have any guesses?