| | Do you have any unusual floaters or other opacities?
Iíve had many floaters for nearly 20 years (after I had a retinal detachment - fixed by surgery in one eye and preventative laser treatment in the other). Theyíve always been either fuzzy brownish objects, or transparent strands - some long, some short. They seem to move, but not really - just following the movement of my eyes. Like most people who have had them (based on what Iíve read), you get used to them, but they become noticeable out in the sun, looking at blue sky, etc.
However, in early July (about 7 weeks ago), I stepped out into the bright sun, and was confronted with a new type of floater/opacity/something unknown. I had a shimmering spot in my right eye only- small - pretty much transparent. It follows the movement of my right eye, like a floater. When I look to my periphery, it looks somewhat like a small spot of pulsating TV static, though transparent; when I look to the front, it looks similar, though catches and reflects more of the light. It dissipates (or my brain blocks it out) within a few minutes, just like how my eyes block out my floaters once I have been outside for several minutes. If I walk inside for a minute, and come outside, the same thing happens. This opacity (or whatever else it is) does not take this appearance in any other setting - I do not see it in the dark, or in any well-lit rooms. I work all day long in an office and do not see it.
However, I have also come to notice that when I am in an area that is distant from light, e.g. in an unlit kitchen when the only light is coming from the next room; or at night when I am approaching the porch light, I see a small twisting dark black floater (if that is what it is) sometimes shaped like a corkscrew or just a squiggly line dancing around in the same areas as the other phenomenon I experience in the light. Though I won't notice any of my other floaters.
Coould this situation be due to the position (or size or consistency) of a particular floater in the vitreous, e.g. attached to the retina, relative to the blind spot, etc.?
My ophthalmologist has looked carefully at my retinas twice; Iíve had a visual field test, glaucoma test, general vision test. He says the bottom line is that there is nothing wrong with my eyes. He suggested that the vitreous is weird, and people can see a lot of different things due to floaters and other opacities.
Does anyone else have any unusual sightings?