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I have this odd round shadow on the edge of my vision.
It's not in my peripheral vision, but I can see it when I keep my head still but look to the right iyswim. It's not very big, probably about the size of a football seen from the other end of the room.
It doesn't look or behave like a floater as I can look directly at it and if I turn my head, it stays in exactly the same place on the edge of my vision as I move my head around (like if you wear glasses and can see the corner of the frame, as you turn your head, the frame moves with it keeping it in the same place in your vision).
It's not a complete black spot, I can see through it. It is just a dark shadow.
I am not particularly worried as have had it for a while and if it was anything sinister, it would have made itself aware by now. I was just curious if anyone else had had something similar and what it was.
it doesn't sound typical for detached retina really,but there are other things it could be. It's not something to ignore - I'm an optometrist,I would want to see you and examine the back of the eye more thoroughly using drops to dilate the pupil to get the best view.I'd be happier that you've had it for months and it isn't changing but I'd still want to look ( and from my perspective not very big is a speck,not a football!) Get it checked out
Glad you are going to get it checked! They might be able to see what's going on without drops once you are there,but not a bad idea to be prepared for it as a possibility. (I did translate "football across the room" to other distances,by the way,cos I spend time regularly having that kind of conversation with people! ) Hope it's all straightforward for you,let us know how you get on.
Have had problems with my right eye for years. It's never seemed right after I had suspected Optic Neuritis 5 years ago. And that was such a palarva, I was hoping this shadow would bugger off on its own.
Fingers crossed Infinite the person I see tomorrow can translate me too
That all sounds good - good that nothing obvious there,good that your Optom is taking it seriously anyway,good to be sure it has been thoroughly checked out. I hope you don't mind that I'm now quite invested in working out what your shadow is.....
. I've been doing this ages and I still love to look at the eye,photos,magnified views of the iris,OCT scans ( in depth scans of the back of the eye - gives a slice through the retina ) - it's all cool! Hopefully it won't quite be 6 months - will watch this space