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i see a black dot in my left eye

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Please repost: Please repost your question but please also include an explanation of the reason you have not consulted an eye doctor (optometrist or ophthalmologist) ... Read More

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Takes a while: I am guessing that your ophthalmologist (not an optometrist i hope) evaluated your eye including a dilated retinal examination. Since nothing therape ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Young Choi
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Flashes of light: Sometimes when the vitreous (gel in the back of the eye) detaches, it can cause flashes of light and floaters. However, so can a tear in the retina. ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Titone
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Vitreous Detachment: You are describing a vitreous detachment with floater; usually benign. A retinal exam is needed to fully evaluate. Rarely this can also cause a retin ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Reassurance : An exam will be best to assess what sounds like a pigment lesion on your Iris. Most of these are benign nevi or freckles, but if you are noticing this ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Assessment: Recommend Ophthalmology evaluation to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Various causes: This can be a floater which is a piece of tissue that floats around in the eye. On occasion you will see the floater. It can also be a small clot doin ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: This may signifiy a problem with the retina. When you blink it stresses the retina with rapid changes in light intensity and may uncover a weaker spo ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Can be normal: There are spots in the white part of the eye that look like a little black spot. This is where the blood vessels and nerves come from or out of the ey ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Assessment.: Recommend Ophthalmology evaluation to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Revathi Naadimuthu
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Could be a floater: You should have this evaluated by an ophthamologist. A new floater needs to be checked to rule out a retinal tear or hole.

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