Discussion in 'General Science & Technology' started by Golden_eyes, May 27, 2008.
We just happen to see them in a state of "rest".
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We just happen to see them in a state of test.
We happen to see them with no external force .... This is may be a medical condition but I do not know for sure.
These are not "floters". When you stand to fast and get dizzy and see "stars" in your eyes.
This is the same vision.
However, we can see the moving dots all of the time.
wow this thread has been going for 13 years now..!
I've been seeing this same phenomena OP was describing for as long as I can remember, at first I thought it was some sort of background static or even the particle-antiparticle pairing of virtual particles..
BUT I'm like 90% sure it's Blue field entoptic phenomenon like was suggested on page 2 of the comments, check out the GIF on the wiki link below, it's literally what I see (NOT FLOATERS)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_field_entoptic_phenomenon <----- suss it!
For those that care: "The dots are white blood cells moving in the capillaries in front of the retina of the eye - The white blood cells, which are larger than red blood cells, but much rarer and do not absorb blue light, create gaps in the blood column, and these gaps appear as bright dots"
Thank-you OP for starting this thread
FYI it can also be called Scheerer's phenomenon & it's totally natural, most peeps brains just block it out!
"Scheerer's phenomenon can be easily distinguished from floaters (muscae volitantes). Scheerer's phenomenon consists of corpuscles of identical diameter and visual sharpness, of a simple dot or worm-like shape, brighter than the background. If the eye stops moving, the dots keep darting around. If the eye moves, the dots follow instantaneously, because they are contained in the retina. In contrast, floaters are specks or threads of variable diameter and variable visual sharpness, some of complex shape, darker than the background. If the eye stops moving, the floaters settle down. If the eye moves, the floaters follow sluggishly, because they are contained in the vitreous humor, which is subject to inertia."
- Blue field entoptic phenomenon - Wikipedia
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