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I have had blurry vision in my left eye for several weeks.

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I have had blurry vision in my left eye for several weeks. I notice now when I shut my right eye and look only through the left eye, the line of vision is not straight. In other words, when I am reading, the line I am reading has a "hump" in it and it follows as my eye moves. I have had a small area of my retina that was detached and had laser procedure to correct it. Have not had any further problems until recently. I do have floaters in both eyes. I am in Florida for the winter and not sure if I need to go home to my eye there. Thanks.
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Since the blurred vision ( hump) is seen exactly where you focus upon and not elsewhere, it looks like the central part of the reina called macula might have been involved. The exact nature of involvement could vary from age related macular degeneration(ARMD), macular edema( especially in those with diabetes), central serous retinopathy(CSR) and so on. In order to diagnose the exact cause a dilated eye exam needs to be done by an Ophthalmologist. Additional eye investigations might be needed for confirmation( fundus fluorescein angiography).

Though you have had a past history of retinal detachment with laser treatment, I would not hold that as a likely cause for your present symptoms. As for the floaters, it could have occured as a result of posterior vitreous detachment( an age related change in which the thick gel at the back of the eye called vitreous gets detached from its surrounding retina and clumps in the middle causing symptom of floaters). I guess it is better to get your eye examined by an ophthalmologist for further diagnosis and start of treatment.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Is this something that I should have looked at right away, or can I wait until I go back North in April?

 

Hello,

Thank you for the accept.

Though not an emergency, waiting till april would be a bit too long as some of these conditions show improvement with early onset of treatment. For better visual prognosis it is better to get examined earlier to that.

Your description suggests a disturbance of the macula.

 

I concur with Dr Desai's opinion.

 

You need an examination of the retina.

 

Such examinations will be readily available in Florida, and indeed in most developed economies

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