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My husband started seeing blue/purple clouds in his vision

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yesterday. what does this...
my husband started seeing blue/purple clouds in his vision yesterday. what does this mean?
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Eye Doctor: Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist replied 7 years ago
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Does he feel that a part of the vision is clouded by something like a curtain or veil , suddenly?

Any history of diabetes or hypertension ?

Any associated pain / watering or redness ?
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago

BORDERLINE DIABETES AND HYPERTENSION - NOT HIGH

NO PAIN/WATERING OR REDNESS

NO CLOUDINESS JUST ACROSS THE TOP OF HIS LINE OF VISION ESPECIALLY WHEN HE BLINKS

Eye Doctor: Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist replied 7 years ago
Hello,

Thank you for the reply.

I needed to clarify that there was no cloudiness of vision . I guess it is more like small cloud like floater in the top of his vision . In the absence of acute eye symptoms like reduced vision or pain , this is likely to be due to posterior vitreous detachment( PVD ) . In this condition the thick gel at the middle of the eye gets detached from its surrounding due to age and may be appreciated as a floater. This does not require any specific treatment and will be eventually learnt to be ignored as it does not disappear but may drift out of sight sometimes.

A routine retina exam should be done to check the intactness of the retina , as the vitreous while getting detached may rarely cause a retinal tear . If found the retinal tear can be sealed by laser so that the tear does not extend into a retinal detachment (sudden cloudiness or more like a curtain falling in the line of vision).

He can put Refresh tears eye drops 1 drop 4 times a day, if there is any dry sensation and for soothening effect.

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