posted on Apr, 11 2006 @ 01:50 PM
I agree the "stars" "seeing stars" is due to blood pressure, that's why I only see them sometimes when I stand up, and they soon go away, but
they can also be seen after a knock to the head.
Seeing stars (for me) are very bright slow moving, and move in any direction but do not change direction they just keep going.
It is very different to the things I see every time I choose to see them, these are *tiny* pricks of light which move *fast*, and change direction and
do loop the loops, they are always there, they do not float downwards as Agent T says his do. They can also be out of focus and you can choose to
focus in on them.
Your picture shows the floaters, they are too big to be what I see and too few, I see hundreds of these things all darting about, but it is not
distracting because I only see them if I stop and choose to look at them.
This quote is from your previous but one link
The entopic phenomenon can be seen especially observed when looking at a bright blue sky. Small, rapid pin-point sparks of light can be seen
darting about in the central vision. Some people may think that these sparks are floaters. In reality, they represent white blood cells moving through
the blood capillaries of the retina. This is a normal finding, and actually may indicate normal retinal function.
This does describe the phenomenon, but it does not say why you can focus in and out on them, it does not explain why they never follow the same paths,
and why they turn 90 degrees and shoot off in another direction. As I said earlier I think they are just guessing at what it is.
I am inclined to believe that it is an energy of some sort and it is external to the eye, it could for example be the human aura. but I am yet to make
any headway into prooving what it is or is not.
Wikipedia has this
And it says
Scheerer's phenomenon is distinguished by the appearance of multiple, identical-looking bright dots that follow each other rapidly
along the same path. Floaters are variable in appearance; although they sometimes are dots, they often have the appearance of threads or shreds of
crumpled cellophane. Floaters remain almost stationary or drift slowly and do not follow well-defined paths..
Not as far as I am concerned they don't, i.e. they don't follow one another along well defined paths.
[edit on 11/4/2006 by Wig]