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Describe the motion of visual snow!

Discussion in 'Symptoms' started by Josh, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Josh

    Josh New Member

    One of the biggest obstacles people seem to have when telling others about visual snow is the motion the dots make. I think if we can all agree on a certain way to describe the motion (assuming it's similar for everybody) then doctors and other medical professionals might start taking visual snow more seriously if they hear about different cases where the exact same symptoms were described.

    Obviously we've all compared the dots to television static (that's why I often refer to what I see as "static"). Myself, I've described the dots as "buzzing," since they seem to vibrate very quickly.
  2. missgord

    missgord Member

    I think buzzing is a good description. I usually say that there are a bunch of moving shadows in front of my eyes, which certainly confuses the crap out of everyone, so it probably isn't a good explanation! Buzzing transparent static? Honestly, my VS is good when it's tiny and buzzing. When it's bigger and vibrating, that's when it's much worse.
  3. Jackie Vest

    Jackie Vest Active Member

    For me, static. And sometimes buzzing or vibrating static.
  4. Riddle

    Riddle New Member

    I usually say flickering or pulsing but vibrating or buzzing work too!
  5. Afenglow

    Afenglow New Member

    Static, pulsing
  6. David Westhead

    David Westhead New Member

    i describe it as black pin prick dots with a shimmering outline

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