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Hello and thanks for your question. By FP being performed are you referring to an FA, possibly, which is a fluorescein angiogram?
Was the doctor you saw a general ophthalmologist?
He was a retina specialist (MD) referred by a ophthalmologist.
I'm sorry; I just saw that you saw a retina specialist, I missed that before. Did the retina specialist say he/she saw any floaters in your eye?
Have you had cataract surgery?
Yes. My left eye has considerable more than my right.
From what you're telling me these sound consistent with vitreous floaters. Did the retina specialist not think that what you were complaining of was from the vitreous floaters?
No to cataract. But, my OD stated that I was getting close ( in about 4 -6 years) for lens replacement. He speculated that it could be my floater bunching up and creating this situation. But, he was just speculating.
From what you're telling me, this sounds like a floater causing this as they characteristically get more noticeable when looking at high-contrast backgrounds and when they get "stirred up" by moving the eyes rapidly.
Does that make sense?
It's weird. I have had floaters all of my life moving in and out of field of vision. My problem is that now these lines are regular of design as oppose to wiggles of floaters...As if something is putting pressure or releaseing pressure from my retina. Just speculaing
Do you have any other concerns about this topic that I haven't addressed?
You may be seeing the effects of the vitreous gel pulling and tugging on the retina, which would produce more of a regular design, but also floaters can be all different types or sizes. I'm sorry I have to step away from my desk for a few minutes, but I promise I will be back to finish our conversation. Sorry.
After some consideration, that is my "feel" for it. If I look straight ahead, my vision is clear...expect for the wiggle of the foaters...but when I do rapid eye movements it seem to bring this out...and only when I do those movements. If this is the case...a big if...can anything be done proactively? Or, do I just wait for failure as I stated as much to my doctor. Not a good option. But, maybe the only.
Sorry, another point or question. Is there any test specfic to the vitreous gel to determine the situation? Thanks,
Are you still there?
Unfortunately, there isn't any specific test that will tell you whether what you're seeing is the vitreous floater or the effects of the floater on the retina. But the most important thing you want to know is if the retina is having any traction, any holes, tears, or breaks in it, and thankfully that is something the retina specialist can ascertain on an exam; I would assume that he/she didn't find any of that on the exam. That is the most worrisome problem that can result from that, so if there isn't any sign of that on exam, you're probably in a good place. Does that make sense?
Yes. I think it was his approach to the situation. Although, I feel like I am an Outlier is this situation because every time I attempt to explain it I get a puzzled look. Thanks,
I can understand what you mean, it's a difficult thing to explain, and it's difficult for some doctors to think outside of the box. You're welcome. Any other questions?
My pleasure. Good luck to you.
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Thanks Doctor. You did a good job in addressing my questions. Have a nice weekend. Gary
My pleasure. Good luck and a great weekend to you as well.