Flickering globe around my blind spot.

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Fidelis K, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. Fidelis K

    Fidelis K Guest

    I sometimes see a dimly flickering globe at around 15 degrees to the right
    off the center, that is, where my normal blind spot is located. A black line
    that looks like a barbed wire sometimes appears and disappears in a split
    second on that area, too. A retina specialist didn't find a problem that
    might cause that. He also said that my optic nerve looked healthy.

    What is going on? Maybe, am I having vitreous detachment that the specialist
    didn't see or care to tell?
     
    Fidelis K, Jul 23, 2006
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  2. Fidelis K

    MrOdriew Guest

    Let me know if you find out anything, because I have a similar problem.
    In my right eye, right about where my blind spot is, a small area will
    occasionally flicker. It comes and goes. Seems to mostly come either
    later in the day, when neck is stiff, or after physical activity. And
    when it starts, squinting and/or straining my neck will agrevate it.
    The flickering looks the same as the flickering blind spots that can
    accompany a migrane headache, but it doesnt last, its just a brief
    flicker, that you only notice when you are looking around or like I
    said after I squint or strain my neck.
     
    MrOdriew, Aug 4, 2006
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