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Old 09-19-2008, 07:18 PM   #1
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Right eye "dimmer" than the left


I have something going on with my right eye and I have no idea what it is!
It started gradually just over two weeks ago with slight blurriness.
At first I thought that maybe I just slept funny on it with my eye against the pillow or something but it never went away.

I ignored it for a few days until I noticed that my eyes weren't exactly seeing the same.
My right is dimmer than the left, not a major difference but significantly enough that when I cover one at a time its like turning a dimmer back and forth!

Also noticed that colors are a bit "off", this is even stranger but worries me just as much.
Some colors look paler somehow and some seem brighter but the funny thing is its not all colors.

I also had this stabbing pain in the back of the eye off and on. Sometimes it hurt sometimes it didn't BUT I do know for certain that I did not damage it in any way.
Never bumped, banged or poked it by accident.

How strange is that? lol

Well it had been bothering me for about a week and a half when I noticed something else that kind of frightened me.

I was reading a magazine and all of a sudden I noticed this spot right in the middle of the vision of my right eye!!
It looked like a milky, filmy fog that I could still see through but very blurry.
This blurry spot was perfectly round and only affected about a quarter of my visual field but still right in the center.
That lasted several hours but improved the next day, still I was so worried that I called an eye doctor and she saw me the next afternoon.

They put some kind of drops in to dilate my eye and then the examined me.
Eye Dr says there are no signs of retinal detachement or anything and that my eye looks healthy.

She did say that if it got worse to come back again but she did not give me any diagnosis of any kind or even any clue what could be causing this!

Now its been over two weeks and vision has not gotten any better, my right eye still sees differently than my left and I have no idea where to turn to next!

I do have an appt with my PCP on Monday and I will be sure to tell him about this but I would also like some input and/or advise on what I should do?

Anyone experienced this before or anything similar?
Please let me know how to deal with this and how to get it "fixed"!

Thanx to all in advance!

Last edited by Albertagirl; 09-19-2008 at 07:23 PM.

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