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Flying Corpuscles

Flying corpuscles refers to the visual perception of one's own leukocytes flowing in the capillaries of perifovea. It is a common symptom to occur in any individual and results from altered blood supply to the eye caused by conditions like anemia. The condition usually resolves on its own; however, consulting a doctor is recommended if there is any alteration in eyesight.

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Is a nerve issue causing flying corpuscles in my vision?

Query: Hi doctor, On certain surfaces like light or plain background and dark surface I see some flying corpuscles in my vision. My eye check-up is normal including retina check. Doctors said because of this isolated symptom one cannot suspect any nerve problem. When I wake up at night, these flying corpu...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This symptom is very common in many normal individuals. It is said to be due to altered blood supply to eye in cases like anemia. Many people get tiny flashes moving around after they get up from sleep. You need not be bothered unless there is decreased vision. You can t...  Read Full »

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