What you are describing here is exactly what I have been experiencing since the last 1.5 year. Yes, I think a delayed transparant illuminated shadow is the best descript
ion for this as you said. It is not a double vision, it is just like a delayed light shadow (or trail) following any moving object in the right lighting when you are not looking at the thing straight forward.
You pointed to a very good thing , my left eye is also fine, and it is only my right eye which is weak, and there had been always my left eye which was doing most of the work. So, this can be something to keep in mind! However I have the trail/shadow issue in both eyes since 1.5 years ago!
I also have dry eyes, and I am working too much on computer and mobile phone as well! And I have also health anxiety issue! So, we are all sharing these things!
As I mentioned in older posts, I have been at different eye doctors, no one could tell me what it is. I have done blood tests and MRI of the brain which came to be normal. So, I am done with going to doctors.
I have only one more thing to check. Checking if the low level of dopamine or serotonin (or any chemical thing in brain that I don’t know its name) can cause this. I will check it with a right doctor as soon as I can.
Yes, that is true. There are not recent posts on internet about
this issue. Or at least we couldn’t find them! Most of them are related to many years ago without no update on their status after all of these years.
I suggest you booking an appointment with an eye doctor first. And also check your blood for different vitamins like D, B12, and any other vitamin deficiency which can cause this. Start from these.
Hello Nana1988 and Clemxiii, I made an account just to say that I have been having the same thing! I can't really find any answers online, but then I saw your thread about this.
For me, it started (or at least I began to notice them) last month. It's a similar story: dim room, moving arm, slight translucent trail playing catch up. Since then I have been able to see it when the lighting is just right. I think it's also present when the light is bright, it's just less noticeable. This is causing me major anxiety because I have health anxiety to begin with. I haven't gone to the eye doctor because I'm very scared but I know I will have to at some point. My trail, like yours, also noticable in my side vision or when Im not looking directly at my arm.
I can't even explain this thing I'm experiencing. Not really a trail, more like a delayed transparant illuminated shadow? Sometimes the trail is more apparent than most days, sometimes longer etc. maybe it depends on the lighting or how tired my eyes are.
I wear glasses but I do think I will have to adjust my prescriptions. I don't know if it matters or not, but for a long time I kinda neglected wearing them. My left eye was fine, it was my right one that was nearsighted. My doc told me back then if I didn't wear the glasses I might be left with a squint because the good eye was doing all of the work. I read online a squint could cause double vision (what we have isn't exactly that though). Or perhaps it's as simple as dry eyes, since my eyes are dry. I have to say I am on my computer a LOT though, and on my phone too which probably isn't helping but I don't know if it's the cause.
Browsing online, I seem to find multiple cases similar to ours but they all are stumped as to what's causing it. Or it's been years but they didn't come back to update about what was going on. I don't know if if's a case of Palinopsia too.
Yeah, just wanted to put it out there. It'll be nice to be able to talk with people who are experiencing the same thing.