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Floaters in front of eye on light bang on head, coughing, sneezing or light jolt to the body. Is this normal?

I often see stars after a light bump to the head (e.g. heading a soccer ball, diving into water, etc.), coughing, sneezing or a light jolt to the body. Is this a normal occurrence? After reviewing research on the internet, my assumption is that this is caused by the vitreous pulling on the retina . I want to ensure that this is not being caused by damage to the eye and/or the brain (ie. concussion ). Note that I do not experience any concussion like symptoms. Thank you for your help - I m looking forward to hearing your response.
Asked On : Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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u might be having vitreous floater/ vitreous traction, kindly get it examined by eye specialist ..and specifically yr peripheral fundus..of retina ..for any weak area in it..sometimes there may be a weak area..that doesn'nt pain..and if the traction is severe may lead to a hole in retina..and later on retinal detachment..
till then avoid any kind of jerk/concussion over yr head..please take rest..don'nt bend down..don'nt do exertion/exercises/
do u have minus number/myopia??
tell me if this has helped u in anyway??
Answered: Wed, 18 Jul 2012
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