If you can see it all the time (unlike a migraine aura or a TIA ) I suspect it is a vitreous opacity known as a Weiss Ring. It is where the vitreous was attached around the optic nerve. When a posterior vitreous detachment occurs they move forward into the vitreous and create a huge floater much larger than the regular kind (like a redwood tree in a pine forest. ) I have one in my right eye that looks like a perfect letter O Then can break and look like a C Use Google Images and look at pictures of Weiss Ring vitreous floaters.
Doctor, can I just ask if this symptom rings any bells for you? My ophthalmologist referral hasn't come through yet and I am stressed. I have googled and googled and found nothing similar to a perfectly formed large circle like this. It almost feels like it is generated by tugging, something mechanical in my eye
I have this, at least I think it’s what your describing and I have seen it posted a few times. I have a gray transparent circle in both eyes when I look to the far right or left. It is the same in both eyes and always there. I also have one in the inner corner of my eye, near my nose. I can notice it against white all’s if I look for it. I have been examined numerous times and have had every test, everything comes back normal. I was at the ophthalmologist office two weeks ago for a check up and he said my eyes looked fine. Also, I have had this for almost 10 years.
Also, if does feel like it’s tugging because it happens when I move my eyes. Do you get migraines? In particular, migraines with aura?
My ophthalmologist has no idea, but assured me my eyes were healthy. He said perhaps I have a very sensitive retina and that it could be tugging. He also told me that I had no sign of any retinal diseases and to trust him. My biggest fear is that I’ll be told I have some horrible eye disease. It’s hard and I’m trying to just trust him. He’s one of the best in Los Angeles and is a retina specialist. He’s been practicing for 40+ years and has seen everything. He told me he would have seen something serious. My only option is to assume its migraine/ neurologically related. Aside from migraine with aura, do you get any other symptoms? Visual snow, trails or afterimages? I had trails, palinopsia, for two years, but it suddenly went away.
My static isn’t so bad either, mostly I notice it at night. I don’t know what’s going on, but keep a yearly visit with your eye doctor to monitor everything. I’ve had MRI’s as well and those also came back as normal. Have you’ve seen a doctor about this new spot that’s bothering you? Keep me posted and I’ll do the same if I ever find out what the heck is going on.
If you call their office and tell them that you’re seeing a dark spot in your vision, they will get you in ASAP, in the case that it’s a detachment. I would do that if you’re really concerned
. Have you seen an ophthalmologist before, about the other spots?
I've had the same 'perfectly formed translucent circle' appearing in my left eye now for over two weeks. It just suddenly happened, and like you suggest, it appears in different sizes and colours on different backgrounds and is most prominent when I blink. Can I ask you a few questions? Does your particular floating circular image have a 'distinct border around it'? And perhaps a 'dark centre'... does it look kind of like a Record or CD label? Is it like a translucent image of your own eye?