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Why Do You See Stars When You Rub Your Eyes?

If you have ever rubbed your eyes and started seeing stars, you might have wondered about the underlying cause. This reaction is normal and is known as phosphene phenomenon or photopsia. Phosphenes commonly occur as the result of external stimuli, such as rubbing your eyes, but the phenomenon can also occur spontaneously and some people have even reported seeing phosphenes while trying to fall asleep. People typically describe the experience of phosphene phenomenon as seeing stars, but in actuality, you can also see a variety of colors and geometric shapes. Read more about seeing stars when you rub your eyes …

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