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    So here's the thing.

    Earlier today I had quite a severe problem with 'shooting dots' in my vision, and have been getting blurred vision on occasions for the past couple of weeks. I also tend to see a black dot in my vision most of the time, goes away for a while but it is there almost 70% of the time.

    Should I be worried about this?

    Go to your doctor or optician.

    If you have lots of floaters in your vision, I'd suggest that you need to see an eye doctor within about 24 hours. New floaters are usually not serious, but a minority of people have problems that need to be treated straight away.

    The easiest way may be a trip to A&E, or alternatively your optician can have a look and refer you to the local eye department if they are worried.

    You may need to have drops to enlarge your pupils so that the doctor/optician can have a good look at your retina, so if possible get someone else to drive you or go with you on public transport as your vision may be blurred for several hours.

    Try not to worry though - most people who get checked out for floaters are given the all clear.
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