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Not whole of my visual field. More like tiny blurry blotches (like a small smear on my glasses) that are stationary but sometimes move slowly across my field of vision. I sometimes also get like a quick flicker in my vision. They/or it usually moves from right to left across my 'good eye (right eye)'. No change to left eye. I have also noticed the outside (eye lid area) of the affected eye sometimes seems a little smaller than my my left. Not the pupil - but the outside. Similar to when I have an allergic reaction such as hay fever. However, I usually get breathless & wheezy with allergy. I am not currently experiencing this. I think the symptoms are there most of the time but I am less aware when busy or distracted. There are times when they are worse but no real pattern to this. Thanks
Yes, left eye is very blurry and I don't wear glasses to correct this anymore. Seems only to be in my 'right' good eye! If in the left I am not aware of it
Sorry not much change with blinking. Sometimes makes the blotch move a bit
There seems to be times when I am more aware of it. Obviously when I become conscious of it - it is there. Some days seems like it has been there all day others less so. Never a day without it. The flicker is just occasional.
Feels a bit like there is slight pressure on the eye. Better when eyes closed. If I think about my eye the flicker and the movement are interchangeable. However, the flicker is very fleeting. Interestingly, none of this seems to affect my performance say on the squash court. Sometimes it is distracting when at work and trying to focus
sorry popping out 15 mins will pick up when I return. Thanks
Yes, can I use your notes to share with my GP. Is this dangerous in anyway to my sight. Eg do I need an urgent appointment. If you are correct what would the Ophthamologist suggest? Is there anything else it could be?
That's very helpful thanks. Do you still consider these symtoms as new even though I have had them a few months?
Also. Would this account for the slight pressure feeling in my right eye (like something small on my eyelid) and the occasional pressure feeling ob the sides of my head. I think these symptoms are why the GP suggested stress. I wondered if they are like part of an ora linked with optic migraine?
Perhaps this is because my eye is a bit strained due to the floater and that is causing a tension??
Many thanks. Finally, I am interested in the point you made about whether it is in both eyes. My left eye sees so poorly it is hard to tell. However, things do seem better when I cover my left eye? Would it make a difference if I have symptoms in both eyes?
Would dry eye or tear film abnormality cause a tension feeling in the head and eyelid?
Wonderful. Many thanks for your help. I will return to my GP with the information you have offered and request an appointment with the ophthalmologist as soon as they can fit me in. I will also try the artificial tears as you suggest. I assume these can be brought in a pharmacy over the counter? I will tell the GP that without providing an examination (from your experience) you are suggesting I have some floaters in the vitreous jelly. Is that correct?
Great. Will I get a copy of this chat? If so does it come as an email?
Yes, great thanks
Hi, since our last chat I have been monitoring my symptoms more closely. The eye floaters continue but probably the most uncomfortable symptom is the head tension (like a numbness or band round my head). I think the eye and the head tension are linked. However, while I can have the eye symptoms alone the head tension is only sometimes. The tensions can be several times a day and can be up to about 20 minutes at a time. I am mostly aware of these when I am driving or after work (perhaps stress related). The sensation can be very uncomfortable and makes it hard to focus. These head tensions seem perhaps more in line with the opitc migraines we discussed before. Before I see my GP I thought I would ask if you consider this still links in with floaters in the vitreous jelly of the eye or does this sound like something different? I have tried the artificial tears you suggested but have not noticed a change (perhaps early days). What are they intended to do? Is there anything else I could try?