Ws: Eye floaters - now: NON-Floaters

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Dave Bell, May 18, 2007.

  1. Dave Bell

    Dave Bell Guest

    A coworker asked me the other day about a floater that's been annoying
    him for some weeks. He's aware that floaters are common and generally
    mean nothing alarming, but this one is not a floater - it's fixed in
    position, pretty much in the center of on eye's visual field. I told him
    that I'd recommend he get it examined, but so far, he's ignoring it.
    Any insight I could pass on, that might either lay the issue to rest or
    get him motivated to see his doctor?

    Dave Bell, May 18, 2007
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  2. Dave Bell

    Ms.Brainy Guest

    I am not a Doctor and certainly will not give a medical advice, but
    what you describe may be similar to what I had. It sounds like a
    blind spot in the center of his vision, and it could be a macular
    hole. It might be something else or maybe nothing, I don't know, and
    only a professional examination of his eye will determine it. Macular
    hole can be repaired and closed (mine was). It's not an emergency,
    but the sooner the better chances for vision recovery. Hope this
    Ms.Brainy, May 18, 2007
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  3. Dave Bell

    Don W Guest

    A spot not moving in the central visual field is not something to be
    ignored. Period. He must call for an appointment and see an
    ophthalmologist ASAP.

    Good luck with this.

    Don W.
    Don W, May 18, 2007
  4. you are correct that this should be checked medically asap.
    michael toulch, May 19, 2007
  5. Dave Bell

    Dave Bell Guest

    Thanks all for the advice. Despite my telling him the same thing for
    several weeks, he was brushing it off.
    Yesterday, I told him the consensus from here and that I'd gotten the
    same advice from my Ophthalmologist during an appointment that morning.
    As it happened, he was calling me from the car, on the way home from the
    airport; decided he'd try to fit in a checkup that afternoon...

    Dave Bell, May 19, 2007
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