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Q. What are the black dots I see when I am out in the daylight?

Answered by
Dr. Manish Mahabir
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 08, 2018

Hello doctor,

I am just 10 days away to be 20 years old. I have been seeing black dots or I may say they appear differently on my eyes. They do not go away. I always have them with me. They irritate me because I normally see them the most or clearly when I am out in the daylight. I sometimes find it hard to face the light meaning like looking around on a sunny day. These things do not prevent me from seeing. I see even from afar but I see well when there is no much light because I cannot stand light well when I am watching something. I have read somewhere that they are called floaters and can cause blindness. I have started to see just one dot and now I see some more not too many but irritating. It has been years. However, I have only tried to tell a doctor but he said that there is no problem and I have not done any treatment. So, I need your help, please.

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)


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You have correctly described your floaters. Only thing is that it is perfectly normal as they are part of aging and will only increase with time. They develop as the vitreous jelly inside our eyes liquifies with time. So they move when your eye moves. They do not cause blindness on their own. They are a matter of concern only when there is a sudden shower of floaters associated with flashes. In that case, you will need an examination of your retina after full dilation of your pupil to rule out any break in your retina which if not lasered on time may proceed to retinal detachment. Take care.

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