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Dear Dr. Rick,
Thank you so very much for this very informative answer to my question regarding my eyes. It certainly fits exactly with what I am experiencing.
I just wanted to say that these 'floaters' appear on both sides and there are more on the left as compared with the right and these are definitely increasing. One thing I am noticing now that where the little dots are, which I forgot to mention in my letter, there appears to be one that is more darker and quite a bit bigger than these other dots. The floaters are starting to overlap on the left and when I blink it looks like rain running down the middle with those wriggly things that can sometimes look like worms or fish hooks. There is now also a couple of dark areas, which are changing when I blink. There are also similar changes starting to happen more on the right also, though not as severe.
These images only appear when I have my glasses on. Does this change anything. As well as this, when I hold up my hand I can still see these on my palms.
I don't know whether this is of any significance, and I apologise for not mentioning this earlier, but I have a headache only on the left side above my eye. I have just noticed that this really only appears when I see these images. It seems to be betting worse as well. This is accompanied by nausea, which may or may not be associated with my eye problem.
I shall leave that question with you Dr. Rick. I am so grateful to you for enlightening me on what could be going on here and I will definitely be giving you a BIG TEN.
I will be ringing my specialist Opthalmologist's rooms on Monday. As I live in Australia, in Brisbane, I have a very good doctor. I will get an appointment as soon as I can.
I look forward to hearing from you if you have more to offer me.
p.s. I will talk to my GP regarding my other problem, which seems to pale in importance to the problems with my eyes.
Hi Dr. Rick,
Thank you once again for this information. I am so sorry that you suffer from these ocular migraines. I'd imagine this would definitely be a big problem with delicate eye surgery. It would certainly make it hard to concentrate when you are experiencing pain like that. I suffered from migraines when I used to get my periods, when I was younger. Of course I don't any more.
I have had my headache on and off for two days now. It's right across the front of my head now not just in one place as before. The images are only there when I look out the corner of my eyes with my glasses on. They are perfect circles that shimmer. I can see my eyelashes on top of some of the closer circles and when I close my eyes, they completely disappear but the other circles stay there. For example, if I close down my right eyelid where I can see eyelashes they go but others remain.
My vision is blurry all the time and has been for a long time. However, I have other things that happen with my eyes, especially when I look into someone's face. This is also very weird because people's faces literally break up. Their eyes grow further apart, sometimes there is even a third one, which is freaky. Often if I look long enough, their face's completely disappear in front of me, leaving just a white space where their eyes, nose and mouth would be.
I find it hard to look at people when I talk to them for this reason. It is so upsetting to see this happen. I have a stigmatism in both eyes and have had my lenses changed so many times. I wear bifocals which is great, but lately I have had troubling focusing properly and find I have to blink several times to read the words.
If you can shed any light on these things other things I've mentioned, I'd be most grateful.
It sounds like you are doubting me with regard to what I experienced when I look at people's faces. Okay, it may not be an opthalmological problem, but just the same, it does happen.
Thank you for your help. I shall not be in touch anymore. I will wait and see what my Opthalmologist says when I get to see him. I may have to wait a few days because my reference has expired. I have to wait till I get another from my GP.