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Microaneurysms In Eye
Hemi-field loss: Is usually due to a pathology posterior (behind) to the eye itself. A lesion or area of pathology will usually be located from the area of the pituitary gland (approx. just forward of central brain) where the optic nerves cross to anywhere along the optic radiation ending at the occipital lobe (portion of the brain at the lower back of the skull). An MRI or CT can usually identify the cause. ...Read more
Floaters big shadow in vision with vision acuity 6/6 both 12/12 eye pressure and pulsating in vision all drs saying there's nothing in retina??
Glaucoma in right eye only. Eye pressure in unaffected eye is 17. Is that a good target pressure number for the eye with glaucoma?
It might be, but...: That would be a good guess for a target pressure according to a large study the agis. But, that would not be low enough for some eye with very thin corneas. Those are at higher risk of glaucoma progression, even with pressures as low as13 or 14. If the cause of the high pressure in only one eye is because of an old trauma to that eye, 17 might be good enough if the other eye has no risk factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Visual field testing will occasionally pickup small areas of visual field depressions if the floater is particularly large and thick, as some patients may have. Since they move, a repeat visual field should also show the depression to have moved. I would not however expect a large visual field abnormality from a floater and certainly l recommend an exam to rule out any problems by an eye md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exam: An infrequent but likely reaction to dilating eye drops may have occurred, resulting in red,itchy, & swollen eyelids. Cool compresses, preservative free artificial tears usually will be helpful, but occasionally a steroid preparation may be needed. As for the new spot in your vision noted during amslrt grid testing,!you will need to call your Eye MD to have your macula examined. An OCT can be done ...Read more
See an eye doc ASAP: Any new onset floaters with decreased vision requires a dilated examination with an eye doctor immediately. Though it is often only floaters (a normal change that causes the gel in the back of the eye to develop small cracks), it must be differentiated from a retinal hole, tear or detachment - which all require immediate treatment. See an eye doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risky: This is the area of central vision which you use to read and recognize fine detail. A burst vessel in this area can block the view by covering this area with blood or can be a vessel feeding this area and bursting disturbs the blood supply so the area can cease to function well. It is therefore dangerous and needs immediate attention by an ophthalmologist or retinal specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can happen: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The same: Those terms mean the same thing. Additionally, sometimes a pucker is referred to as "scar tissue on the retina", and "epiretinal gliosis." When appropriate, surgery to remove the pucker may be a good idea to halt vision deterioration, or modestly improve vision. Best to see a retina specialist for this kind of problem. ...Read more
Moderate macular pucker in right eye. objects & letters appear larger in that eye when I cover other eye. Is it because of pucker? Eye prescription is recent.
See a retina special: Yes. Lack of blood flow due to a retinal artery occlusion can cause severe loss of vision from damage to the retina. A central retinal artery occlusion is worse than a branch retinal artery occlusion. There are no good treatments, but a systemic workup looking for an embolic source is required (carotid ultrasound, echocardiogram). A rarer cause is giant cell arteritis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fluid behind the eye causing fuzzy vision in one eye/what will a fluorescein angiography tell them?
Where/what leaks: There are many causes for leaking of fluid in the retina. Treatment depends on the underlying cause, and location, of the leak. Fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography (oct) are the main tools used to determine the cause and location of the leak, and the best treatment. ...Read more
Eye diseases like macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and cataracts are all in older people, right?
May be normal: Retinal surgery can leave some vision loss while it repairs a larger problem. Often, the remaining damage to the vision is much smaller than had no treatment been instituted. If the shadow area has become larger or your vision has decreased since the surgery, see your retina specialist immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer