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hello and good afternoon
Does the blind spot come and go or is always there?
its been constant for a few days
Can you see anything through that blind spot?
sort of i like have to get really close or look at a different angle
its as if i am wearing a bifocal over the one eye
The most common cause of symptoms you are describing in your age group is a condition called central serous retinopathy.
This is where fluid collects under the retina, sort of like a blister.
It usually goes away on its own in a month or so.
It shouldn't hurt however.
unlike a blister.
In some cases, treatment is needed if it does not clear on its own.
but it does, and when i was putting the compress on it felt like there was a squishing
and i pressed on my other non affected eye
and there was no give or squishing sound
The squishing could mean you have some swelling of the front of the eye, different from the CSR I described.
Artificial tears and lubrication can help ease the irritation.
The two are unlikely related to each other, but can occur at the same time.
The causes of blind spots can be bleeding in the eye or other forms of retinal swelling, usually related to diabetes.
ok, would you suggest going in and seeing if a general practicioner at an urgent care can do anything or waiting
An eye exam is essential to differentiate the causes.
Since this has been going on for a week, you may be able to wait until the next business day.
if the vision worsens significantly, then it may warrant a more urgen visit.
i would have to wait more than likely until tuesday
Yes because of the holiday.
ugh, this creeps me out cause it popped up all of a sudden
But its been a week though right?
about a week yes
i thought it might have been i was in vegas and it was really sunny and i wasnt getting enough fluids
Dehydration usually doesn't cause a descrete blind spot.
Do you have any other questions.
no thank you very ,uch
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