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It starts at the bottom and possibly covers half the eye - lasts around a minute or so - 5 occurences in last three weeks.
The ultrasound turned out ok - slight plaque but not enough to do anything.
I can tell my eyes have changed - that eye has torn retina so I am a little used to things waving around in the eye, but this was different - was solid and came up from bottom.
No other vision problems - good eye examination few months ago. Lenses did not need change.
I have had many surgeries, have aorta valve replacement (porcine), shoulder replacement, spinal fusion, diabetes (2) take glyburide, and thyroid cancer - gland removed in 1966 - long time ago - on levothyroxine for that.
Is this also the reason for the 'seeing double' - before the double vision, I could feel a pull across my face - possibly from eye to eye. It was like elastic being pulled. I gather that this is the same problem as the black spot?
I thank you for answering so soon - and your clear explanation.' but we kinda forgot about the double vision - I am assuming that the cause is the same - except for the pull I felt.
No, it had that a couple days ago - only the one time, but it lasted about 4-5 min. (so it seemed). Funny part is I thought I would look in a mirror and see if I would be seeing something weird in the mirror - that would explain the greyh/black - and all I saw were 4 eyes - it was wierd. Has not happened again - (this was 5 days ago). I have had the grey-black again at dinnertime - seemed larger.
Thank you for answering again.
Dr. James, - I had my mri yesterday and late afternoon my internist's assistant called and said' everything is ok,' brain and blood flow' ' I asked what my next step was - she said, she didn't know what the problem was so went to the dr., and he said go to my opthalmologist - who was the one who sent me to my internist. I have appointments with both the end of this month. The carotid artery exam was done by opthalmologist who said, slight plaque, but not a bad problem.
So - I don't know why I should go back to either one - evidently I don't have to do anything. I had the black/grey once on Fr. and that has been the only time in past week. Maybe it will all disappear.