Re: Seeing black dots
Hey there, I also see black dots occassionally. I only see them when I blink. They are stationary and go away within the hour or a couple of days. I can't associate them with an illness or anything, but started during a time of accute stress. I've been to eye doctors for this (and other vision-related things) and the doctors all say that my eyes are perfect. My opthamologist did tell me that she, too, has some blind spots (although she didn't describe exactly what they look like) that arose after/during a viral illness. She has had them for YEARS and they show up during a visual field test. They do not get larger, but she will notice them more when she is sick or stressed. Your mother needs to get to an opthamologist (eye doctor MD, not just an optometrist) SOON to get this checked out. More than likely, i would hope, all damage has been done and probably won't get worse, but who knows. Vision is not something to take lightly. I'd definitely get it checked out, but not worry too much (that can do more harm than good!).
Good luck to you,
p.s. Let us know what the doctor says.