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    I used to think it was some kind of worm in my eye at one point till I convinced my self its just like a tiny teeny hair.

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    I thought it was bacteria too... untill i went on the king-daka
    it forced the larger eye floaters on the walls of my eyes off to the vitrious humor....
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    So THAT'S what they are. I have them and didn't know what they were. I thought nobody would believe me if I told them. My floaters are alive though. They don't just float, but actually move. Must be tiny little one celled organisms living in there. Only time I see them is when I look up into the sky and let my eye unfocus. Then these floaters come into focus.
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    yeah I have them. I also have what I think is some free scar tissue floating around in my right eye due to the eye surgies when a knife poped into it. Thankfully the scar tissue doesn't show up much, when it does it is a large red thing that goes around my vision. I usually see floaters after a good sneeze.
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    no, they arn't alive , your vitrious humor, your eye liquid, moves and terbulate you know....
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    I know what your talking about now and I have had times when I have seen them. They look like they are moving because your moving your eye. And when you try to get them into your focal point they look like they move, and when you try to follow them they move. They are in your perifial vision and move with your eye giving them the illusion they are moving.
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    Some of my best friends are eye floaters[/QUOTE]

    I have other names for some of my best friends...


    I have those too. They are annoying.

    Has anyone had a scintillating scotoma? I get those sometimes. They are strange. In some people, they can precede a migraine. I get scotomas on rare occasions but its not really connected to migraines. They can block a portion of your vision. First time I got one I driving and it started in my right eye and wiggled on around until I couldn't see the stop light that was in front of me. I had to tilt my head to see the signal. Mine are always sparkling zigzag patterns that start near the center of my eye and gradually enlarge and squiggle over to the outer rim of my eye (where at least they don't block my vision) and then they fade away. Takes about 10 minutes to abate.

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    Quote[/b] ]Scintillating scotoma usually begins as a shimmering arc of white or colored lights in the homonymous portion of the left or right visual field. The arc of light gradually enlarges, becomes more obvious, and may take the form of a definite zig-zag pattern. Additionally, the scintillating scotoma may demonstrate the following features:
    a. It may be a single band of light.
    b. It may take on a more complex pattern.
    c. It may demonstrate a shimmering quality or flickering quality similar to that of a fluorescent light fixture that is close to failure.
    d. The scintillating scotoma may gradually move over the course of a few minutes across the visual field to a point of fixation in the visual field.
    On occasion, the positive scotoma is preceded or followed by a spreading zone of visual loss (known as a negative scotoma). As a means of differentiating a positive scotoma from a negative scotoma, the positive (bright) scotoma may be seen by the patient with the eyes closed or while in the dark. The negative scotoma disappears with the eyes closed or when the patient is in the dark. Even if there is no identifiable area of visual loss, the disturbance of vision created by the scintillating scotoma may make reading and driving difficult. Scintillating scotoma may also be accompanied by mild feelings of dizziness or vertigo.
    Anyone else get those??



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    YES but its usualy hundreds of little "dots" that will swirl around randomly and then It goes away...

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