Are you available to chat now?
Since you are offline , let me ask for a little more information that will help me give you an answer when you are available. Does the floater move independent of your eye movement? Do you have any associated flashes of light or " sparks ' in your periferal vision? Have you had any eye surgery?.......
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I see you are back online..great, we can continue to chat.
no surgery, it was shaped like a 'C' and had a jagged edge, flashing, it grew larger over time, no seems to have subsided, no headache,
now seems to have subsidede
it is gone now
quite un nerving however
No drug use other than motrin
I have been suffering with neuropathic issues for almost a year now after a bicycle crash and thought at first it might be related
I get pins and needles sensations over much of my body when it flares up including my face. It causes my left eye to twich frequently
OK...thanks....it sound like you experienced an ocular migraine, which will clear spontaneously as yours did .......however a posterior vitreous detachment can have similar symptoms,.........and for either you should have an ophthalmologist to give the once over. Does that make sense and can I answer anything else?
ocular migraine? can you go into a little detail please?
is that a circulatory issue?
Sure...give me a minute to type a more complete answer.
Hang on so I can answer the first question
An opthalmic migraine is sort of like the aura a person with classic migraines has...but without the associated pain. It often has a stress, anxiety pattern associated with it. When we get through I will come back to you and give you some links to site with detailed descriptions. And to answer your last question ....it isn't exately a circulatory issue , but it is brain activity related....like migraine. Does that make sense?
yes thanks, XXXXX XXXXX been under a lot of stress lately now that you mention it. Is a vitreous detachment possible from my accident a year ago?
I've noticed in the past week sometimes my vision is slightly in a soft haze
I've been really fatigued this past week, not getting enough sleep and poor quality sleep also
Yes it is, but as you further described your over all status and that the " image" cleared spontaneously, the PVD cause is less likely than the ophthalmic migraine. .....but you still need to set up an appointmant with an ophthalmologist. Do you have any other question?
just the last few remarks I made
I have an ophthalmologist in San Francisco, should I seek care with her or do I need to go to the ER?
Your last two sentenses were:
"I've noticed in the past week sometimes my vision is slightly in a soft haze
I've been really fatigued this past week, not getting enough sleep and poor quality sleep also".......again your statements all suggest that stress/anxiety relationship that I mentioned is the primary cause. No you don't need an ER today unless you develop more symptoms. They would just have to call in an ophthalmologist anyway. It would be best to see if your eye doc is on call ........so if there are no other questions, we can check out so I can follow up with the link I promised. Make sure that you are satified with my service by clicking a positive rating. Best wishes and thanks.
I slept 9.5 hours last night however
thank you very much Dr Tom, I appreciate your service and will check excellent. thanks
I will make an appt Monday with my Dr.
Thank you......one more thing...if you develop a lot of actual floaters and flashing lights....that's a different matter and you should seek urgent care. Again best wishes.
Here is the link Karl : http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/guide/ocular-migraine-basics