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    Old 03-07-2011, 02:06 PM   #1
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    Exclamation Cluster of Target-Shaped Floaters

    Almost a year ago, while staring down at the sidewalk, I noticed a dark spot in my vision in my left eye. No big deal, I thought. "It's just a floater." As time went on though, one dark spot turned into many and they got much larger and darker.

    These floaters are always in my central vision and look like a cluster of bull's eyes or target shapes, when I'm focused on them. (See picture in my profile.) Maybe they are not floaters at all because they seem to stay in the same place. When I don't see them, usually in lower light, I think my brain is tuning them out.

    It's so frustrating and scary, especially now that there are some in my right eye, too. My doctor doesn't know this, yet.

    Recently, I saw a retina ophthalmologist. I was injected with a fluorescein dye and my left eye was photographed with a special camera. The doctor noticed that I had slow blood flow in that eye. In his notes, he said it is a "possible ocular ischemia with prolonged arteriovenous transit." Other than that, my eye looked good.

    I just made an appointment to get a carotid artery ultrasound. I hope someone can figure this out soon. This is a pretty frightening place to be in.

    Has anyone heard of something like this before? I would really appreciate any information or advice you could offer.

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    Old 03-09-2011, 02:48 PM   #2
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    Re: Cluster of Target-Shaped Floaters


    I had the carotid ultrasound done today and was told that my arteries are in perfect shape. This is good news but I'm not much closer to solving my problem.

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