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I started getting the "Blue Dots" or "Blue Sparks" in 1994. They would startle me at first. I thought maybe it was from using the computer and messing up my vision.  Thru the years, I have also seen Red Dots. And occasionally purple, yellow dots. But they are mostly Blue or Red.
I'm wondering what they are. Not many people have this visual defect. These are like small spark-like dots. They last a few seconds then fade away. They stay in one area and disappear. They are not floaters. They don't follow your eye movement like floaters do.
I still get them. What are these?

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I have had the blue dots appear, looking just like the little blue led on my phone that tells me I have a message, and they remain for about a second, and blink out.  They occur with eyes open or closed and sometimes seem to follow thoughts about spiritual matters, so that's what I think they are related to, a metaphysical phenomenon of some sort.  I asked my opthalmologist about them, and he said he saw nothing in my exam to explain something like that.  I've had them for several years now, usually at least once  daily.  If you have ever had visual field testing where blue dots are used that blink on and off, it's a lot like those look.

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Over the last few days I have seen a tiny blue dot when my eyes are open, that quickly vanishes. Sounds just like Janet's (above).  

I also see the tiny twirling white dots, millions of them. They're most easily seen when looking at a clear blue sky away from the sun, but can be seen indoors too. I think anyone can see them if they try. You have to focus on open space. I thought they were energy particles unknown to science, but recently I read that they are just your own white blood cells in the blood vessels of the eyes.

I prefer to believe they are mysterious energy.   

  

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I have been experiencing the same symptoms as Lara and a few others have described in this forum for a while now..

I was wondering if it could be related to strong bright levels of light in my vision

Some examples are....staring at my for iPhone screen long periods of time, and having bright, LED lighting at home, ect...

Im assuming and stating the obvious that, us as humans are not designed to stare at bright phone screens, and have strong light levels in our vision.

Is that something that could cause the blue dots and more recently plus rarely ( for me ) cause the white dots to appear????

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1 hour ago, wazjames said:

I have been experiencing the same symptoms as Lara and a few others have described in this forum for a while now..

I was wondering if it could be related to strong bright levels of light in my vision

Some examples are....staring at my for iPhone screen long periods of time, and having bright, LED lighting at home, ect...

Im assuming and stating the obvious that, us as humans are not designed to stare at bright phone screens, and have strong light levels in our vision.

Is that something that could cause the blue dots and more recently plus rarely ( for me ) cause the white dots to appear????

I think this is the phenomenon. There's a simulation on the page - Click link under quote:

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Blue field entoptic phenomenon

The blue field entoptic phenomenon or Scheerer's phenomenon (after the German ophthalmologist Richard Scheerer, who first drew clinical attention to it in 1924[1]) is the appearance of tiny bright dots (nicknamed blue-sky sprites) moving quickly along squiggly lines in the visual field, especially when looking into bright blue light such as the sky.[2] The dots are short-lived, visible for a second or less, and traveling short distances along seemingly random, curvy paths. Some of them follow the same path as predecessors. The dots may be elongated along the path like tiny worms. The speed of the dots varies in sync with the pulse; they briefly accelerate at each heart beat.[3] The dots appear in the central field of view, within 15 degrees from the fixation point.[4] The left and right eye see different dots; someone looking with both eyes sees a mixture.

Most people are able to see this phenomenon in the sky, although it is rather weak, and many people do not notice it until asked to pay attention. The dots are highly conspicuous against a monochromatic blue background (~430 nm) instead of the sky.

Explanation

The dots are white blood cells moving in the capillaries in front of the retina of the eye.[5] Blue light (optimal wavelength: 430 nm) is absorbed by the red blood cells that fill the capillaries. The eye and brain "edit out" the shadow lines of the capillaries, partially by dark adaptation of the photoreceptors lying beneath the capillaries. The white blood cells, which are much rarer than the red ones and do not absorb blue light, create gaps in the blood column, and these gaps appear as bright dots. The gaps are elongated because a spherical white blood cell is too wide for the capillary. Red blood cells pile up behind the white blood cell, showing up like a dark tail.[6] This behavior of the blood cells in the capillaries of the retina has been directly observed in human subjects by adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, a real time imaging technique for examining retinal blood flow.[7] The dots will not appear at the very center of the visual field, because there are no blood vessels in the foveal avascular zone

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_field_entoptic_phenomenon

 

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I've seen the bright blue dot many times since I was a child. There was an article about it in a science magazine once explaining it. It's completely harmless and totally normal phenomenon. I don't remember the exact explanation anymore, but it had something to do with how the light-sensing cells of retina and optic nerve work. Something caused retina cells in a certain spot to work differently for a moment - hence the spot remains in the same location in your vision.

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On 1/2/2012 at 11:48 PM, Lara said:

Since about 8 years ago I have been occasionally experiencing the sudden appearance of a bright blue dot in my vision. The frequency with wich it occurs also varies: sometimes I see them a few times a day, sometimes not for weeks. It is not longer present than 2 seconds and is not moving, even if my visionfield changes (= even if I look at something else). Also, they appear in different surroundings: regardless of lightintensity and coloursetting. They can appear with a background of a white wall in daylight, as well as in dark with different coloured background. I've never experienced a pressure on my eyes or head when it happens. In other words, I haven't discovered a common denominator when a blue dot appears.

 

Is there anyone with similar experiences or with a logical explanation for this phenomenon?

Same thing is happening to me exactly? Please tell me more

On 7/8/2018 at 12:56 PM, DeanM said:

I also often see a small blue dot the size of a sesame seed.  I saw it for the first time in the summer of 1967 when I was 12 years old.  At the time, I didn't know what it was.  After that, I don't remember seeing it again until I became an adult.  After I met Swami Muktananda in 1979, I started seeing the blue dot more often.  As described in the Hindu scriptures, the blue dot is the form of the individual soul.  It is a very rare and auspicious vision to see the blue dot, which is called Neela Bindu.  Sometimes, yogis are able to see the blue dot in meditation.  This blue dot contains the human soul--the essence of a human being.  Swami Muktananda spread the teachings of Siddha Yoga throughout the world.  He took samadhi in 1982, and his successor is Swami Chidvilasananda, known affectionately as Gurumayi.  Gurumayi created several new courses in Siddha Yoga.  Among these is "The Blue Pearl Course" and "The Blue Pearl Retreat".  I have taken both of these powerful courses.  In these courses, a seeker is able to personally experience the Blue Pearl, which is probably what you call the "blue dot".  Gurumayi says that seekers should meditate on the Blue Pearl.  She says that if a seeker meditates on the Blue Pearl with persistent effort, eventually it will stabilize, so that you are able to see it for longer periods of time.  If you then continue to meditate on the Blue Pearl, she says it will eventually explode, and then you will experience the world as a form of your own Self.  You will see yourself in everyone and everything in the world.  That is the highest reality.

Strangely enough, I sometimes see the Blue Pearl when I'm taking a shower.  Generally, I see the Blue Pearl with my eyes closed, but I have sometimes seen it with eyes wide open.  I can't control when I see the Blue Pearl.  The Blue Pearl is free.  It appears according to its own volition.  If you continue to meditate on the Blue Pearl, you may observe that it isn't a dot, but rather is a sphere.  It radiates cooling blue rays, like ethereal rays of moonlight.  These cooling rays bring peace and stillness of the mind.  If you are able to meditate on the Blue Pearl, your mind will become enchanted with its beauty and divine radiance.  Swami Muktananda said that it is this Blue Pearl which makes a human being radiant and beautiful.  When the Blue Pearl leaves the body at the time of a person's death, that body becomes nothing but a corpse.  Sometimes the Blue Pearl may appear to be red or black to a seeker at certain times.  Swami Muktananda said the Blue Pearl may appear to be red or black because of impurities in the seeker's system, but these impurities are eventually cleaned out by Kundalini Shakti.

I see the same thing this is exactly word for word what I’m experiencing please tell me more? If there is more to tell thankyou

 

I want to know as much as possible about this blue dot cause when it appears it’s presence is powerful, can people who know more please give as much knowledge on this as possible thankyou. 

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I just saw one single perfectly round light blue dot , which is why I'm here and I'm happy to see someone else with it. Wasnt like a normal " floater " or other things I've seen. I really like the idea it was one of these spirits mentioned befor . . 

 

 

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May as well 'like' the idea it is something more practical. Say, an indication that you are about to win the lottery. 

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I am also very happy to see other people experiencing this phenomenon. I think it's very helpful if we all explain our situation details to see if we're experiencing the same issue!

I have been seeing my tiny blue dot for about 5 years, I'm 29 years old. It is always in the upper left quadrant of my visual field (it never changes position, like others have said). It looks exactly like a tiny round LED dot like a light on some electronics. Bright, vibrant, royal blue. It comes randomly only for a second or less (I wouldn't even say 2 seconds), and doesn't seem to have a trigger. Like others have said, it can be many times throughout one day, or I might not see it for days or even a week or two. But, it always comes back sometime. When I am extremely over-tired and possibly stressed I think I do tend to see it slightly more often, but even when I am well rested and happy, it shows up randomly.

I have a history of migraines since I was about 14, and besides the headache part, my migraine symptoms often include numbing of my hands, unusual speech (words coming out that I wasn't thinking of), visual symptoms like a big grey hole in my vision, and one time I saw those wavy lines all across my vision. I have always attributed this blue dot (and some doctors think this too) to my migraine tendencies, and whatever is going on up there neurologically. 

I saw an 'eye doctor' a couple of years ago, and he checked my eyes thoroughly including as far as he could see down my optic nerve. He told me everything looks great and he cannot see any way this would come from a visual problem, so this makes me think that whatever is causing this, is starting in the brain.

This past year it seems that the blue dot has gotten a tiny bit bigger, it used to be just a teeny tiny pinprick of a thing, but now I would say its getting closer to a pinhead. Still tiny, but, still, I am pretty sure it's increase in size a bit. This is making me want to revisit a doctor.

Have any of you been to doctors for this, or has your blue dot progressed into anything else?

One or all of us should get some kind of brain imaging done!

It's so comforting to see other people alive and well with this issue. Please keep this thread alive with updates or more details of your blue LED light condition! I'm turning on my notifications for responses to this thread because I really would like to figure this out, at least a little, some day.

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Myr, I have optic nerve damage in one eye that is over 40yrs old. I didn't start seeing these  blue dots until about 20yrs ago. I see them with my eyes open, closed , on me on the TV, & on other people.  The frequency of when they appear is not regular at all. The thing that struck me as odd is my husband sees them too and once a friend came over and I brought up the subject and she too was seeing them.  Prior to her confirmation I thought perhaps it was something environmental in our home.  I think we can strike that one off the list.  I kid with my husband and tell him we are mutating as human beings and are acquiring the ability to "see" into other realities or dimensions. One thing I would be curious to know is if there is  any commonality in the people posting on here. My husband,  the friend and myself are spiritual (not religious) people.  I think it's fascinating regardless of the reason.

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