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Dr. Brims, U.S. Licensed Physician
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Last year I had a bleed behind my right eye that caused everything

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Last year I had a bleed behind my right eye that caused everything to look like it was amber in color. I had been told many years earlier that I had a tiny aneurysm behind my right eye. Could it have burst? I went to the Opthomologist right away and was given a shot in my eye. My vision has come back from 20/100 to 20/40. I have been seeing black floaters (sometimes like flies, sometimes like gnats) ever since. Sometimes it is just a squiggly grey line that seems to be floating by. I am blind in my left eye from a botched cataract surgery back in 1986 when I was 20 years old (by another Optho.) I am 56 now and in nursing school. I want to save my good eye!
I have also noticed that when I put on my eye-shadow it hurts with just slight pressure against the eyeball. What could this be?

Dr Brims :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Dr Brims :

When was the last time you had an eye examination?

Dr Brims :

Also, do you have floaters all the time or do they come and go?

Customer:

Floaters are present daily in one form or another. Last appt. was 6 months ago.

Dr Brims :

Were they present when you had your last appointment?

Customer:

Yes.

Customer:

I told the Dr. About them. He said they were tiny blood droplets fr the bleed and would go away; but instead, they are worse.

Dr Brims :

And what was the diagnosis during your last exam?

Dr Brims :

Have they confirmed that your retina is not torn?

Customer:

He said they would go away. He didn't say how long. Sometimes I will be driving and all of a sudden one appears, I think it is an animal running across the road and slam on the breaks!

Dr Brims :

Have they confirmed that your retina is not torn?

Dr Brims :

Are you there?

Customer:

No mention of that

Dr Brims :

Are you there?

Dr Brims :

Have they confirmed that your retina is not torn?

Dr Brims :

Are you there?

Customer:

Yrs I am here

Customer:

I answered you.

Dr Brims :

Okay, bleeding in the eyes will cause these floaters

Dr Brims :

They may take time to subside

Customer:

No mention of a torn retina

Dr Brims :

Okay, bleeding in the eyes will cause these floaters

Dr Brims :

They may take time to subside

Dr Brims :

Okay, bleeding in the eyes will cause these floaters

Dr Brims :

But since it is worse, I think it must be re-evaluated to make sure there is no re-bleeding, or retinal tear

Dr Brims :

Okay, bleeding in the eyes will cause these floaters

Dr Brims :

I think my replies may be delayed

Customer:

How long befoe they subside?

Dr Brims :

It should subside within 12 months

Customer:

Are you an opthomologist?

Dr Brims :

But the floaters from the initial bleed should not be getting worse now

Customer:

12 months?????? Geeeez!!!!

Dr Brims :

Yes, but usually they are gone within that time

Customer:

I willake an appt. Thanks

Dr Brims :

You're quite welcome

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