Since a week ago I can see a black dot on my right eye which moves when I move my eye. It comes and goes and doesn't affect my vision 100% of the time.
We are unable to diagnose your condition. You would need to visit your general practitioner who may also use an ophthalmoscope to look into your eye in relation to your description of this black dot.
What we can say is that black dots, a cloud like black dot and black strands are typically a sign of floaters. Floaters are debris, that can be found in the eye and cast a shadow on the retina. Floaters are harmless and are part of the ageing process within the eye
If however you are getting short bursts of flashing light in one eye and there has been a sudden increase in floaters , or you vision is distorted in any way; then you should seek prompt medical assessment.
Short burst of flashing light may mean that you have a detaching retina. A detaching retina can lead to blindness, but if caught early a detaching retina can be managed very successfully with surgery.
Answered by the Health at Hand nurses
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