Coloured spots of light when blinking?

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Hey guys,

I've been struggling with this for the past few weeks. Though i've had a bit of random blurred vision on and off for about a month. My eyes feel very tired & i do use the computer a lot. However, my problem is that when I blink I see little coloured dots/splodges. They only last one or two seconds at the MOST, and they don't float around.

They are not flashes of light like lightning which I know is an emergency. But they are not floaters either. 

They remind me of when you accidentally look at the sun and your eyes are flashing colour and black spots for minutes afterwards. Only, not for minutes. They usually only occur in the evening/at night. Some days I only get one or two and other days quite a few.

It's hard to say because once I get them I get anxious and they won't stop until I take my mind off it. That's happened... two times now. 

I have tried investigating this on Google like you shouldn't. Apparently, some people think it's terribly dangerous and possibly a tumour and I am panicking. Other people say to calm down and cut back on computer use, make sure you're hydrated, etc. I just don't know what to do. 

I do have a brain condition called Septo-Optic Dysplaxia. I am blind in my left eye so I can't check anything requiring two eyes. My last eye test was 4 months ago with everything being fine. 

Is this a detached/detaching retina? What symptoms should I look for with that? Could anyone help me figure out what's happening? My sight is very important to me... 

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    Please someone help.
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    These have calmed down since the night I posted this. I get them now and then but not like that. Can anyone tell me if the symptoms of a retinal detachment are consistant or...? 

    I'm so confused what could be going on. Please is there anyone who can help?

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    If this is normal and I am being silly, or if this is dangerous and I need to talk to someone else please let me know. 'Cause no one has anything to say and I really don't know, guys. Please?

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    I've been to the Doctor who told me that a retinal detachment would be fairly constant. The spots wouldn't just appear on a night. 

    Last night I got a dark patch in the upper right that appeared whenever I blinked for a good 10 minutes. Am i overusing my eyes? Or is this something more severe?

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    I noticed that 3 people are following this discussion. I'd ask you, PLEASE, if you have any advice, please let me know?

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    Have you been evaluated by a retina specialist? I began getting something similar when I had a hole in my retina 3 weeks ago.. I was high risk for detachment. Also, it could be symptoms of an ocular migraine. I would check with a specialist.
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