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small spot in my line of vision. not a floater

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Old 11-28-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
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small spot in my line of vision. not a floater

ok i know what a floater is, i've had one since i can remember, and this isn't a floater. it doesn't move around when i move my eye, it's fixed in one spot. slightly to the left and below my line of vision. it's a small dot.. dark in the middle and really bright around the egdes, it's the brightness that makes it so noticeable. i notice it most when i'm staring at bright light or when i blink. i would think it's a floater but it doesn't look like one and it stays in one spot! and i think it's in my left eye. it's bright enough to bother me.. just appeared last night and it's still there. anyone know what it could be? i'm really paranoid so this has got me kinda worried.

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Old 11-29-2006, 06:48 AM   #2
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Re: small spot in my line of vision. not a floater

Ariaden: ******** an Amsler grid and test that eye in bright light. If there is a disturbance in the lines of the grid at that point, or a blindspot, or distortion, see an eye doctor. Mark the spot on the grid and take it with you.

If the spot is undetectable on the grid, it's probably nothing to worry about. A poster here has said that it's possible for floaters to be attached and not float.

It's my opinion that spots that appear bright, or swirling, or active in some way are the result of the neurons firing in that spot for some unknown reason.

Old 01-17-2007, 06:31 AM   #3
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Re: small spot in my line of vision. not a floater

Did you ever have this spot resovled?

Old 02-21-2007, 08:14 PM   #4
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Re: small spot in my line of vision. not a floater

I find a good spot-remover almost always does the trick!

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