No, I’m not talking about those 4th of July sparklers we’ve all been hoarding this week. I’m not talking about eye floaters either; which are
actually crystallized fragments of vitreous humor casting shadows in the eyes.
And I’m not talking about these “flashes”…at least, I don’t think I am.
When the vitreous gel pulls on the retina, you may see what look like flashing lights or lightning streaks. These are called flashes. You may have
experienced this same sensation if you have ever been hit in the eye and seen "stars."
I’m talking about little, sparkly bits of light that seem to dance around some objects and people. I didn’t always notice them. It was only in
recent years that I started to see things looking kind of foggy—but it didn’t seem to affect my vision—it just seemed that I was looking at
things differently. Everything appeared to be made up of tiny, little specks of light bouncing around off each other.
I’ve asked a few friends if they knew what I meant when I spoke of these “tiny, sparkly, dancing lights,” and they just laughed and told me to
get my eyes checked—which I do, once a year. Other than needing corrective lenses, there is nothing wrong with my eyes.
Now, ordinarily I would dismiss these sparklies as something related to the floaters/flashes, except that someone once asked me a question that left
“Why do you glow?” she said.
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“You have sparkling lights around you,” she insisted.
“You can see those?!” I asked astonished.
“Yes! I have never seen them before except on you. And then I started seeing them everywhere.”
So, what gives? Is this something that some can only see when they pay attention to it? Or should I be concerned about my wonky eyes?
Has anyone experienced these sparkling, dancing, tiny lights—or know anything about them?
edit on 1-7-2013 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)