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What should I do if I have black swirls in my peripheral vision?

Black swirls in your peripheral vision are, in all likelihood, caused by opacities in the clear gel inside of your eye. They are definitely not a symptom of fatigue. The opaque material may be blood or torn tissue inside of your eyeball. You should see an opthalmologist promptly to examine your retina and the other structures inside of your eyeball.

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