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I’ve been experiencing a very weird visual anomaly since 2 months ago. I noticed it after i had neck surgery as it appeared in my visual field right after so i’m not sure if they are related. Anyways, i have this weird small circle-oval shaped bright spot in my vision. I don’t see it when my eyes are opened nor do i see it when my eyes are closed. I only see it when i blink and as i blink it appears to be a bright spot, sort of like what you see which would be a after-image. It is not noticeable against dark backgrounds or when i’m outside and my eyes are distracted by other visual stimuli but it’s very noticeable if i look at a white wall or a very bright white computer or phone screen. It’s in my left eye and it appears towards the peripheral side whenever i blink.
I went to the optometrist for it very recently and she said she could not find anything wrong with my eyes as my retina, macula and the rest else is perfectly healthy. I did a pupil dialation test and had retinal images taken on both eyes. She did however notice that my retina in my left eye (where the visual anomaly is occurring) has a thinner retina than my right, but she said she isn’t concerned as it’s normal among nearsighted individuals and said although thinner, the retina has no tears or holes.
I’m 22 years old, very healthy and haven’t had any issues with my eyes other than the common myopia (near-sightedness) and in the past experienced only 2 migraines with a visual aura.
Could this be a cotton wool spot? a Weiss floater? I really don’t know and would really appreciate advice!
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