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DS just had his eyes tested. The optician mentioned a freckle / mole at the back of one of his eyes. He queried whether we had been told of it at the last appointment, but we hadn't and he couldn't see anything on the notes.
He didn't seem concerned but is sending DS to a specialist. Now my fear is that he was playing it down in DS's hearing. (typical neurotic mother alert)
So, has anyone heard of this? Should I be worried or could it just be routine? I'm probably more neurotic than normal as DS was diagnosed with CFS 3 years ago and I've often wondered if that is definately what he has. At the time, the only symptom he was complaining about was a headache and the diagnosis was very quick - i.e he had been ill for a few weeks and not months.
I've just been told I have this. The optician said it's common and just the same as any other freckle or mole anywhere else on your body. So like a normal mole you need to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't grow or change shape. I've been referred to the eye clinic at the hospital (and tbh I'm a bit nervous about that cos I don't know what they'll actually do to me. But I'm sure it will be fine ). The optician has said that they might not even want to see me, either way I'll be back at the opticians in 6 months to make sure nothing has changed.
Some opticians will now take a picture of the back of the eye so they can monitor any changes. A freckle at the back of the eye is totally normal, they will double check it all to make sure that's all it is (when they found mine had loads of tests done) but I guess that's more reassuring than doing nothing.