recently developed vision problem

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by dmedhora, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. dmedhora

    dmedhora Guest

    Hi Everybody,

    I am glad that I found this group. Because it would be really helpfull
    if someone who knows about the problem I am currently having
    can explain to me more about it and how I can cure it..

    I work a lot on the computer and it now seems that whatever I
    am seeing is only through my right eye.

    I always had difficulty seeing things closeby with my left eye but with
    a little effort I could focus on things closeby however my right eye
    has always been the more active eye when it comes to reading lines
    in a book or on the monitor screen.

    I have recently developed a situation in my left eye where now I can
    still focus on the lines but they seem to have a floating/warped
    appearance and the letters are much smaller in size and the
    general lighting coming into the eyes is darker than with my right eye.

    So in brief here are the problems with my left eye...

    (1) Things are about a couple of millimeters smaller in size

    (2) Shape of lines are thinner and not crisp straight but
    squiggly ( only very slightly though) and the squiggle runs through

    the line when I run my left eye through it.
    It almost seems as though there is a dent in the middle of my
    sight and if I run through the line, the dent runs through as well.

    (3) Things are darker. Bright white seems offwhte and grey seems black.

    I have a lot of strain on my left eye at work because of the bad
    lighting environment where I work, plus when I return home, I am
    on my lcp laptop which doesn't have brightness control and I sit on
    it till the wee hours of the morning.

    I think all this has damaged my left eye, but I am willing to try any
    excersizes or diet to help me out of I am very scared about
    this problem.

    I am 40 years old now, never needed specs but have always taken care
    of my eyes until I started working in my current work place.

    Can anyone please advise? Thanks so much
    dmedhora, Jun 16, 2006
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  2. dmedhora

    Dom Guest

    You might have central serous retinopathy. Go & have a proper eye check
    with dilated pupils to confirm this. IF it is CSR, you need to reduce
    your workload and wait about 3 months and it should improve a fair bit.
    There are other conditions that it could be too so make sure you have it
    checked properly.

    Dom, Jun 16, 2006
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  3. dmedhora

    dmedhora Guest

    Thanks for your replies. I have made an appointment to see
    a doctor.

    The place where I currently work has the following lighting
    situation. I have a monitor in front of me but on both the left and
    right sides are open windows without blinds. I cannot change
    this situation but I have adjusted to this now by putting boxes on
    either side so as to shield out the light from the windows.

    This helped ofcourse but then I began to get problems with the light
    diagnolly over my left eye.

    I now wear a hat to prevent getting glare from overhead.

    However am I too late in doing all of this?
    dmedhora, Jun 16, 2006
  4. dmedhora

    dmedhora Guest

    Hi Again,

    As planned I saw an eye specialist yesterday and was diagnosed
    as having "central serous retinopathy."

    The specialist didn't spend much time looking into my
    eyes though. So I might go to see a private doctor for
    another opinion therefore.

    He mentioned that i have a "blister" on
    my retina and that it should heal on its own.

    And the quality of my vision returning to normal
    would depend on how well the blister heals. So the
    wavy lines and things appearing smaller would sort
    themselves out in 2 months. But he also said that my eye would
    not be able to perceive full visual contrast for a "while" or

    I am a bit worried about this and have to ask:

    1) Are there any people out there who HAD Central Serous
    Retinopaty whose condition has gone away after waiting
    for some time ?

    2) If so, has full brightness level returned in your vision and
    are things looking the right size without distortion ?

    Waiting to hear from you. Please let me know.
    Thanks again.
    dmedhora, Jun 29, 2006
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    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    First of all, let's give credit to Dom for a correct diagnosis. Sound
    the gong!

    Some people have central serous retinopathy one time only and it heals
    without sequelae. Others have it repeatedly, with minor, but permanent

    Because the fluid pushes the retina slightly forward, the eye becomes
    more farsighted, resulting in greater difficulty with near focus. This
    goes away after the fluid is re-absorbed.

    Dr. Leukoma, Jun 29, 2006
  6. dmedhora

    dmedhora Guest

    Yes ofcourse, Thanks Dom.
    And thanks to all who are replying as well.

    I hope that this is just a temporary thing.

    Is there anything I need to do to get the fluid
    re-absorbed so that it straightens out the retina?
    And ofcourse what should I do/maintain so as to
    prevent it from recurring ?

    Thanks again
    dmedhora, Jun 29, 2006
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