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I am a retina specialist. If there is no evidence of fluid under your macula on clinial (and contact lens) exam, then there must not be much at all.
OCT as well as a flourescein angiogram would show if there were any fluid present. The angiogram would also pinpoint any choroidal neovascularization, no matter how small it is.
If there is fluid under the retina, localized to the macula it would not cause complete blindness but could cause a loss of central vision.
There are many treatments for issues of fluid leakage under the retina. These range from observation, medical therapy, laser surgery to regular eye surgery, depending on the cause and extent of the fluid. The most important thing to do is figure out the cause of your retinal problem
Does this make sense to you?
would these issue be resolved with treatment or is a potential long term issue, can it cause complete blindness if it was in other areas of your eye
ive only noticed subtle distortions just out of my line of sight, lines look slightly slanted and tilted,
The OCT will only image the center of the back of your eye so, if the problem is outside the center, this test will not find it.
slanted and distorted lines could be from macular issues as well as refractive problems. If your retina specialist couldn't find anything significant on clinical exam I don't think you have to worry that things will progress to lights out blindness.
ok thank you, XXXXX XXXXX under the macular would potentially be fixable and would not lead to total vision loss?
In the vast majority of cases that is correct/
In my central vision everything looks like it moves in waves also, for example words or letters will appear to move side to side, is this also a sign of macular issues or is it more to do with perception, potentially another issue not related to my eyes
I would first rule out all ocular pathology with symptoms like that before putting the blame on perception or issues with something else along the visual pathways.
ok thank you
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