Hi. My name isXXXXX and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today. I am a retina sub-specialist.
These "freckles" are known as choroidal nevi. In the vast majority of cases, there are nothing to worry about. You can think of them as "birth marks" in the back of your eye.....
The thing that your optician is worried about is that it, rarely, can be a choroidal melanoma.
In my experience very, very few nevi that come into my office -- and, remember, as a specialist I see a lot of them -- turn out to be anything to worry about.
So. What is the take home message? You optician is doing the right thing to refer you to the eye hospital for an exam, but, really, I'd not worry if I were you.
At the eye hospital they will examine you, take pictures of the nevi and, maybe, do an ultrasound and/or angiogram. Nothing that will hurt :)
Here is a very good article on nevi and melanoma's (but try to ignore the melanoma part :)
Does this make sense to you?
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yes it does, thank you very much the optician did say that it was flat and nothing was raised. he said it hadnt changed in size so was more than likely nothing to worry but as it was there it is better to get it checked out
He is absolutely correct.. From what you have posted I do not believe you need to worry.
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Is there anything else you would like to discuss this morning (at least it is morning here in the USA :)
no thank you, i appreciate your help ill just wait until the appointment comes through and try not to worry in the mean time, im going to have a read through your link
Sounds like a good plan. Take care.
good afternoon, after thinking for a bit, have been wondering what the white dots could be