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What is the cause of smoky vision and dark spots that run across my eyes ?

I have been experiencing dark spots that run across my eyes and at times my vision is smokey. The last week I have woke from my sleep 5 times in 6nights, twice have vivid nightmares and once I woke up in a sweat. THe rest I just wake up and cannot get back to sleep. I am really unhappy at work and think this could be the reason but I am unsure. I have also lost half a stone due to all this. I find it hard to feel happy at the moment even at home when I am away from work.
Asked On : Mon, 30 Apr 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Dark spots running across ( floaters) with an intermittent smoky vision needs a retinal examination at the earliest. Usually it happens due to the disturbance in vitreous, the jelly within the eye behind the lens.
If you are noticing the spots after viewing a bright light and rubbing your eyes it is a normal phenomenon.
But if you are noticing it moving in all directions along with your eye movement,increasing in number and size, associated with flashes of light or a red vision (esp if you are a diabetic), then don't wait get a detailed retinal examination done.
And you do have associated sleep disorder due to stress and anxiety. Please consult a good sleep Specialist for evaluation and management.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 2 May 2012
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