It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Eye & Vision Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-29-2010, 06:58 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: U.S.
Posts: 2
dreamgirlatHB HB User
Dark Spot in Peripheral Vision for seconds, but NOT floaters

I'm just wondering if anyone has had experiences with the same symptoms as mine and if so, what was your diagnosis and treatment, etc.? (Please excuse the length as I try to be as descriptive as possible.)

Last week, when I was working on the computer, I noticed a solid, round dark spot appearing abruptly at the bottom of my left eye. It appeared and disappeared right away and I had a subtle sense of discomfort, while alarming, it did not cause me to go to the doctor immediately.

A couple nights ago, also when I was looking at the computer, I suddenly notice two black spots abruptly appearing in the left corner of my peripheral vision (and it also felt as though it was in the left eye only, like the first time). The two black spots appeared one right after another, and overall only lasted 1 second, maybe 2 seconds, at most. During this very short period of time, it was almost as though that part of the vision was blacking out, and I also felt extremely dizzy and out of sort, almost like I was about to faint.

So the second day I made an emergency appointment with an ophthalmologist. He did the eye exam (I don't know the names of the exact procedures but I had the visual field test, the dilated eye exam, etc. and they were like the procedures of an annual eye exam). The results came back fine as in he couldn't find any abnormality. It showed no signs of retinal detachment. My blood pressure was normal (so not caused by high blood pressure). I have no known history of diabetes, etc. The visual symptoms was extremely brief and I didn't have a headache before or after. The glass prescription for my nearsightedness is the mildest possible and hasn't changed since I first got it in the summer. The doctor himself said my symptoms doesn't fit the description of anything he was worried about before seeing me. I did a search online and while a lot of people see "dark spots" that are floaters, my symptoms don't exactly fit the description of floaters either. So right now, there is basically nothing I can do except to monitor it and it has caused me a lot of anxiety.

Anyone has similar experiences? What was the prognosis and diagnosis? What was the treatment?

Last edited by dreamgirlatHB; 11-29-2010 at 07:01 PM.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 11-30-2010, 09:51 PM   #2
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 1
Kittycat15 HB User
Re: Dark Spot in Peripheral Vision for seconds, but NOT floaters

Hey there. I DO have similar symptoms. I get it in my left eye worse than the right, but it does occur in both eyes.

What happens to me is: When I move my eyes (i.e. look upward or to the left a little bit or whatever), I get black holes/spots in the side of my vision - not the centre or anything. Press on your eye and a black hole will appear - they are fairly similar to appearance to those holes/spots that happen when you press on your eye.

I don't get them all the time. They are most noticeable in the bathroom for some reason, and when I am outside. Perhaps this is because of the light - I don't know.

I saw a doctor, who told me to go to get my eyes checked. The optometrist performed a routine eye exam and they couldn't see anything out of the ordinary. I am going to another eye place to get double checked and perhaps get a referral to an optometrist. I have had these symptoms for over a year now!

 
Old 01-23-2011, 09:37 PM   #3
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Posts: 1
fedor HB User
Re: Dark Spot in Peripheral Vision for seconds, but NOT floaters

Same symptoms here, what did your doctor say it is? Please update us. Thanks.

 
Old 01-24-2011, 02:01 AM   #4
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: calif
Posts: 38
Ktspirit4 HB User
Re: Dark Spot in Peripheral Vision for seconds, but NOT floaters

I have -the same type piercing black spots in my vision field for over a yr now. Happens when I look quickly upwards to the left or right and can last 1 to 5 mins. At first I thought it might be migraine aura'a and never got answers that satisfied me and I always fear I might faint .Its more intense in the sunlight. My Neurologist said it was stress related and I was unaware of hyperventilating-also felt it might be inner ear related -but i refused to let him do the Vertigo test I am so scared of the dizziness it produces during the procedure. Wish I could be of help -but at least can well relate to your symptoms

 
Old 02-02-2011, 08:50 AM   #5
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Computer
Posts: 2
chriso123 HB User
Re: Dark Spot in Peripheral Vision for seconds, but NOT floaters

I have exactly the same thing, I'm going docs tomorrow.
I have floaters in both eyes, + a couple of wiess rings.
The dark spots are exactly like pressure spots, as if something is behind the eye pushing in to it.
I get it when I place my eye at a specific point and can see it easier on each blink. It's in my left eye, when I look towards my nose slightly, I can see it in the bottom right corner, the other eye doesn't do this.

Remember if you find out what it is to post it on here, as searchs for dark spots are futile in google, since its a load of junk about acne, getting rid of bags under the eyes and yeah.. well unrelated junk.

 
Old 02-02-2011, 09:37 AM   #6
sjb sjb is offline
Facilitator
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Gardner Ma USA
Posts: 3,386
sjb HB Usersjb HB Usersjb HB Usersjb HB Usersjb HB Usersjb HB Usersjb HB Usersjb HB Usersjb HB Usersjb HB Usersjb HB User
Re: Dark Spot in Peripheral Vision for seconds, but NOT floaters

Hi if a person finds out what to do for floaters I want to know. There are things advertised out there but the truth is I don't know how well they work or how safe they are. I would like it if there is a good natural one out there. Lemon was said to be good... I am not sure that would do it though.

 
Old 02-03-2011, 03:31 AM   #7
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Computer
Posts: 2
chriso123 HB User
Re: Dark Spot in Peripheral Vision for seconds, but NOT floaters

Quote:
Originally Posted by sjb View Post
Hi if a person finds out what to do for floaters I want to know. There are things advertised out there but the truth is I don't know how well they work or how safe they are. I would like it if there is a good natural one out there. Lemon was said to be good... I am not sure that would do it though.
Why the hell are you posting this in a thread that says "but NOT floaters"

 
Old 02-13-2011, 09:24 PM   #8
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: U.S.
Posts: 2
dreamgirlatHB HB User
Re: Dark Spot in Peripheral Vision for seconds, but NOT floaters

Hi all!

Thanks for replying!

I made 4 additional visits to the clinic within the last 2 months and it took 3 visits for them to finally pay attention to my complaints (it was a clinic gear toward a young, healthy population so they are accustomed to seeing mild non-issues). I've had dilated eye exams, retinal photos, and fluorescence angiography and nothing was found.

Within the last two months, I have had more attacks of these dark spots. They come and go within seconds and I really have no idea what the hell they are or what the hell to do with it. AARRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!

Anyone got a diagnosis?

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Bright independent spots of light in vision lokedoutlulu Eye & Vision 4 07-04-2011 12:48 AM
Dark Swirling warp thingies?? twdavis13 Eye & Vision 1 03-09-2010 09:52 AM
Followup question on "shimmery" spot/vitreous warp madera74 Eye & Vision 4 07-22-2008 09:21 AM
Odd dark "spot" in field of vision when I tilt my head Fire and Ice Eye & Vision 5 04-19-2008 04:00 PM
Vision Problems, starting to worry me... Corysez Eye & Vision 3 05-25-2007 05:55 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



JodieJ (11), tubint (11), Bleue (9), TopGeek (8), senior41 (8), Laura1000 (8), earthworm88 (7), Eagle (7), esker (7), ladybud (6)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1011), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (761), ladybud (755), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:47 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!