Sorry about the very dodgy title of this thread but i had no idea what to call it. Right, where do i start. I have recently (last 3 - 4 weeks) had a viral infection that had me in hospital for a week constantly being sick. They could never but a name to what I had but said even viral gastroentiritis (sorry about spelling) clears up much sooner than the symptoms were lasting for me. Anyhow that is all cleared up and i am fine now. Back to my usual self. Only I have noticed (this started a month back too) that i am seeing white blobs moving out of the corner of my eye. I did think i was seeing "orbs" or "spirit lights" even to the point of saying Thank You each time i saw one. Then i realied it was something in or on my eye!!! (what a wally i hear you say!) It is literally like something floating past my eye but right in the far outer corners. it happens more in my left but does occur in my right eye. The blobs i call them can float upwards, and downwards, something they appear and disappear, but never last longer than about 2 seconds or so. I dont have any pain in my eye or discomfort. I went to see my optician on Friday last week. She tested for everything. My sight hasnt changed since last year, she even put drops in my eye that she warned would give me blurred vision for about 6 hours, dilate my pupil so that she could see right into the back of my eye. She said sometimes if people see "flashes" of light this can be the retina coming away. But she did the test and reassured me all was fine with my eyes. She tested for glaucoma and that was fine too. So for a second opinion i went to my doctors this morning for his view, he didnt seem concerned and quite happy to go with the view of the optician. he said it could be linked to my viral infection which has left me very congested too. So, has anyone else had this or know anyone who has. Its not ruining my life (yet!) as it can happen, then go and not occur for hours again. It just appears out of the corner of my eye. I am not imagining things, my eyes are clean and i know its not spirit lights!! Any help would be much appreciated, but please dont scare me to death ok!