Does anyone have a possible answer for this? Getting worried!

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Hi. I’m 15 and shortsited (-4.75 in both eyes). About 2 months ago now I had a sudden onset of really odd vision problems that are adding up, however, this particular question is about a specific one. After I started experiencing starbursts, haloes, flashes and floaters, I began to notice swirling white dots in the sky, which I later Googled and found to be what’s called “BFEP” (blue field entoptic phenomena). At first, it was only when looking at the sky, but for the past (about) 5 weeks I am starting to see it everywhere! And not only this but the second I look at the sky or any bright background, it’s all over the place. It almost looks quite scary really. There are about 60/70 swirling white dots that move very fast, and the wierdest thing is that it genuinely looks like they really are right in front of me. Does anyone have a possible explanation for this? I know that it is normal to see this occasionally when looking at something bright like the sky, but I have read that it is not to see it anywhere (the ground/ in a room etc) or so frequently (everyday.) Why is this happening!? Does this fit with my other symptoms? I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.

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    The floating white spots makes me think of asteroid hyalosis, your eye doctor should be able to see this inside your eye if it is the case but it would not cause halos and flashes. Those sound like vitreous degeneration and I would recommend seeing your eye doctor if you have not.
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    Look up visual snow syndrome. I have it and have all of those symptoms. Mine also started when I was about 15 with floaters
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