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Floater or scotoma???? please answer
« on: March 16, 2014, 09:00:02 AM »
Hello - I have this thing in my left eye. Its a small greyish dot that is in my lower peripheral vision. I only see it in certain light conditions. When I move my eyes upwards, it follows the eye, then drifts downward a bit. Otherwise its just kind of sitting around.

I saw an eye doctor thursday who says its a floater and he sees many of these in my left eye. I just cant seem to stop thinking that its a scotoma and worry that its optic neuritis :( :( :(

I hope someone will answer, im just sitting here in an airport freaking out. :(
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Re: Floater or scotoma???? please answer
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 09:16:14 AM »
Your eye doctor would have told you right away if he thought it was something as serious as you are worrying about.
If he said it's a floater, you can feel confident that it's a floater.
Eye doctors see tons of patients every single day, they can spot something wrong right away. You're okay. :)
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Re: Floater or scotoma???? please answer
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 11:58:54 AM »
It's just a floater. I have the same thing, a tiny spot in my right eye that I'm only able to see on light backgrounds. Had an eye exam not too long ago both eyes were healthy, optometrist didn't even mention it.
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Re: Floater or scotoma???? please answer
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2014, 12:37:19 PM »
I've actually had scotoma , and you WOULD know if it was that. Also as far as optic neuritis goes, an eye Dr can see that by putting that light in your eye. I get floaters all of the time and what you've described goes right along with it.
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Re: Floater or scotoma???? please answer
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2014, 02:59:36 PM »
Well the nurse dilated my pupils so i dont know if they can still see it. ugh. but i have had my pupils checked like that several times before...

i even caught myself panicking because i thought one of my eyes saw red differently than the other, but then i realized that the fabric of the bag i was looking at, was made that way. jesus.
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Re: Floater or scotoma???? please answer
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 03:04:50 PM »
oh btw i did it to see if my eyes had lost colour contrast. which i believe now they havent.  :spineyes:
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Re: Floater or scotoma???? please answer
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2014, 07:27:55 AM »
I can actually sort of see it other places than light backgrounds. it is much harder though. is that normal for a floater?
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Re: Floater or scotoma???? please answer
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2014, 02:07:17 PM »
anyone?? its nor moving all the time only when i for example look upwards towards the sky then it moves along and makes a little swirly movement and then sort of stops moving. is that how a floater moves / not how a scotoma moves?
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Re: Floater or scotoma???? please answer
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 03:39:44 AM »
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