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Old 10-26-2006, 01:43 AM   #1
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fuzzy central vision

hi, had this problem since i was 14 and can only be discribed as a fuzzy kind of tv like distortion in my central vision. i used to see the fuzzyness at night and only if i concentrated on it- however up until a week ago(i'm now 22) i've been noticing it a alot more in my every day vision. Everything thay i look at appears to be consumed in a fuzz!

I've read about the so called visual snow that many people seem to assocciate this with, yet i feel that this is more specific. For example i was in a club the other night and was unable to focus on things that were black(sounds kind of strange i know) but my central vision was clouded with tiny fuzzy dots. I can still see but it's really difficult to focus on objects that are in a dark area, it's almost as if there is a spot of constant fuzzyness in my central vision.

I've had eyes checked recently but the optician said they we're fine, despite scarring in my left eye which he was unable to explain.

I was wondering if any one else sharred this same problem and if there was anything that i should be worried about this fuzzyness it's really beging to annoy me!

 
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Old 10-26-2006, 06:17 AM   #2
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Re: fuzzy central vision

When you say "optician", do you mean an optometrist? I realize you're in the UK and the terms are a little different. It might be a good idea to have an exam from an ophthalmologist. He might be able to explain the--is it retinal?--scarring. Wouldn't hurt to ******** an Amsler grid from the net and give it a good go.

 
Old 10-26-2006, 03:33 PM   #3
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Re: fuzzy central vision

Thanks, I had my eyes tested by ophthalmologist in the past, when I was about 15-I went to a local eye hospital in my area. That was about the time the fuzzyness started to bother me. However, he said something about my retina being sensitive due to my short sightedness, there're -5.25L and -5.75R, that aside they we're perectly healthy.

I'm not sure where the scarring was in my recent eye exam he didn't say. Although i thought that he might have examined my retina futher especially when he discovered this. I tried the amsler grid test and my left eye appereed to fuzz over after a while then come back into vision again ( i do have an astigmatism in that eye though), the right was fine. I could see constant activity in both eyes though. It's not really helping me at the momment especially since I do alot of reading (im doing enlgish at uni).

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Old 11-09-2006, 08:47 AM   #4
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hi there,

this sounds a little like the condition I have which is retinal dystrophy. I'm 33 and have had this for 3 years now. They say it's hereditary but I'm not convinced. I experience a total fuzzy or blind spot right in my central vision which means I can no longer drive, read small text (or any without a magnifying glass) recognise things/people until I'm very close to them etc. Is this anything like what you have? If you're not having problems reading for Uni then maybe it's something different. I've been in and out of hospital for 3 years and it has been a scary time but it doesnt seem to be affecting my periphiral vision thankfully!

 
Old 11-18-2006, 06:45 PM   #5
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Well, it's rather strange, the fuzyness appears 2 subside somewhat after a while in dark places, as if my eyes are adjusting to the change of light, and I can see in my central vision just very fuzzy. I went to see my GP last week and he told me to go to eye casulty to get it checked out, so going to go on Monday. I'm not to worried about it though as I've had it for a long time it just seems so much more intense at the momment. I think in all honesty it may be visual snow, and for some reason it has worsened over the past month or so-stress probably to many exams, assignmets, etc.

What you have must be really frustrating I read up about on the internet and it appears to be heriditory, does your family have a history of it? Mine dosen't and no one in my family has suffered from any major eye diseases. Also does it affect both eyes equally, as it does in mine.

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Old 11-24-2006, 02:51 PM   #6
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Re: fuzzy central vision

hi there,

Yes they say my condition is hereditary although I'm a bit sceptical about that as no one in my family or distant family has this condition, A few family members ie uncles have some weakness in their eyes that's less serios like astigmatism and glaucoma but that's it. All a bit mysterious for me as I had perfect vision till I was 30. Yes it affects both my eyes.
How did your app go at the eye casualty?

 
Old 01-07-2007, 07:13 PM   #7
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Hi, sorry for the long wait. I went to the eye hospital in December, had my pupils dilated and throughly checked. The diagnosis was as I expected; Entoptic Phenomena,when I questioned the dark patches the docter claimed that they could be afterimages. My vision seems to be getting worse though, and I'm getting concerned that there may be some underling problem. However my GP did state that I could see a specialist although there is a 6 week waiting list, so I think I'll give that a go and see if there's anything that can explain my strange symptoms.
How are you eyes doing, have you found anything out about its sudden and unexpected apperance?

 
Old 12-19-2007, 02:39 PM   #8
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Re: fuzzy central vision

I've had fuzzy vision for the past 3-4 months. I started to notice it when i examined my eyes (on a daily basis), after first noticing my eye floaters. I'm shortsighted as well (-1.50?)

You described it pretty well as it makes objects look alive due to the movement, of what looks like, thousands of little microdots. Night vision is the getting bad as well and shows up the fizziness even more, meaning i can't pick out details either.

It makes it fustrating when the eye doctor tells you that your eyes are perfectly healthy when you can sense the obvious change.

Hope you are still about. How did it go with the specialist?(one step up from an ophthalmic surgeon?)

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