Thanks for that information. Well, the fact that an ophthalmologist is not sure what the spot is and is sending you on to a ?retina specialist for further exam lends more weight to the issue in my mind.
Would you like me to go through a wide-ranging differential diagnosis of all the things that can be pigmented in the back of the eye? The list is extensive and includes things as benign (don't worry about them....) as a nevi (birth mark
) to as scary as malignant melanoma (not a good thing....). I have seen and treated most of these conditions in my retina practice over the last two decades.
Let me know what information you would like. Right now, without more information about the black spot (Guess this is not the Dreaded Black Spot of Pirate Lore, eh :), I really can't give you much useful information.
However, if you wanted, after you see the retina specialist, I could go over the information she gives you in greater detail along with treatment options, prognosis, etc. You could just post back to this thread on Monday and we could spend as much time as you needed on the subject.
How does that sound to you? Let me know what would be best.....I Owe you a great answer ;o)