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Worried about my eyes, can anyone 'help'?

(12 Posts)
Beckett3 Tue 26-Mar-13 19:07:53

I don't know if this is the right term but I have had visual disturbances in my eyes for a while now, well a few months at least. A black dot and a white arch shape in my left eye and a distorted line in my right eye.

I've been quite worried about going to the opticians but finally went on Saturday and after he spent a very long time looking into both eyes, couldn't find anything wrong with either one, in fact he said they looked perfectly healthy.

He did ask if my blood pressure was high and it is, it has been for years and even more so recently as I have a lot of ongoing stress and I'm pregnant, he said something about the eyes being the weakest part of the body and the first to show signs of stress or some thing along those lines.

My question I guess is, does anyone know if this could cause the problems and if do are they likely to get worse?

Beckett3 Tue 26-Mar-13 19:10:14

Oh and just in case it matters, I can only see them in daylight or brighter.

RhinestoneCowgirl Tue 26-Mar-13 19:12:16

Is the disturbance constant or does it come and go?

I had some odd visual stuff a while ago which turned out to be migraine aura (I did go to the GP about it as I was worried). I had migraines as a teenager but discounted it this time as I didn't get the headache, but apparently you can have the aura without the headache.

Beckett3 Tue 26-Mar-13 19:21:50

I think they're there all the time but as above I can only see them in daylight or brighter.

I have suffered from bad headaches as far back as i can remember and migraines for the past few years.

Do you still have yours? I just would dearly love to have some hope that they will eventually go!

RhinestoneCowgirl Tue 26-Mar-13 20:06:28

No I only get them occasionally, they're not there all the time.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 26-Mar-13 20:15:58

Does your black dot whizz about?

BLOO3Z Tue 26-Mar-13 20:22:47

Floaters they are called my dh has them, they are the result of migraines apparently..very annoying but should not cause too much bother..

Beckett3 Tue 26-Mar-13 20:30:56

OhYouBadBadKitten No they're in the same place but obviously move with my eyes.

BLOO3Z They don't cause much bother I suppose, sometimes they can be a little distracting.

FoodieToo Tue 26-Mar-13 20:54:29

I have floaters for years . They are not necessarily caused by migraine.

The white arch shape doesn't sound like a floater to be honest. Floaters are like cobwebs floating in the vitreous gel,or whatever it's called .

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 26-Mar-13 20:56:49

Floaters move about around the vision.

I think you should see your gp.

FoodieToo Tue 26-Mar-13 21:54:02

You can get visual disturbances as a form of migraine.

It's called Opthalmic Migraine without Headache.

But these would be temporary. I get them but they only last about half an hour or so.

NanTheWiser Wed 27-Mar-13 09:53:39

They do sound like floaters. Did your optician dilate your pupils with drops when he examined them, Beckett? I developed PVD in both eyes about 4 months ago - Posterior Vitreous Detachment - not as scary as it sounds as it is incredibly common after the age of 65 (I'm 66), and this starts with a floater (small black dot) suddenly appearing in your field of vision, which tends to move around when you change direction of vision. It is also usually accompanied by very transient flashing arcs at the periphery of vision, and only visible in poor light. The "cobweb"effect is like fine arcs in the vision, more pronounced in bright light. This is all caused by the jelly-like vitreous gradually detaching from the retina, it tends to become more watery as you age.
Of course, this probably isn't what you have, and I'm sure if your optician had any concerns, he would have referred you to a local Eye hospital, as any visual disturbance should be checked out very quickly. My optician referred me to the local Eye hospital, and the specialist there confirmed it was PVD, and nothing more sinister such as a detached retina.
Possibly being stressed and pregnant are the cause, and I hope things improve for you!

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