Whats up with my vision?
January 30, 2012 12:36 AM Subscribe
Whats up with my vision? I sporadically have a condition I have trouble describing.
posted by Hither to health & fitness (12 answers total)
Sometimes, when looking at something with lots of complicated 3d details, for example a large crowd strolling through dappled sunlight, or closely watching water come to a boil in a glass pot, my vision shifts oddly. Yesterday it happened while looking at a huge mass of fine ice crystals I found on freezer-burned food.
Its hard to describe objectively... I can look around normally, see all the usual colors and details, everything still in focus, same brightness, nothing concrete missing. But somehow it what I see seems less cohesive, no solidity, just a bunch of details that no longer form a whole. Then a minute or two later, its all back to normal.
Is this some obscure medical condition? I have difficulty even coming up with a proper description or search keywords. It doesn't cause me any problems other than being distracting. Its occurred sporadically since childhood - maybe once per month at most. My right eye is strongly dominant, if thats important.