Q. I see a fan-type rotating thing when I close my eyes. Is this normal?

Answered by
Dr. Manjunath Natarajan
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Hello doctor,

Sometimes, if I take a nap or close my eyes, I see a fan-type rotating thing in my eyes which goes in one minute. If I close my eyes, I can see that. It is a black-colored fan-like thing rotating. Is this normal? I am myopic and my retina was tested last year.

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Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)


Welcome to icliniq.com.

From what you have mentioned, you may have experienced a certain physiological entity called "phosphene". This is nothing to worry about.

I suggest that you see an ophthalmologist in case you have the following:

  1. Floaters which move around in your opened eye if increasing in number and size.
  2. A decrease in your vision.

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