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I have had for years a problem with my eyes: I see a lot of dark spots that move as I move my eyes. I was told this is not a big problem and is pretty common. However during the last three months the number of dark spots has grown. Today, while I was in a meeting, suddenly I began to see three ondulated dark lines in my left eye. They... Read full answer
Hi,
I have had for years a problem with my eyes: I see a lot of dark spots that move as I move my eyes. I was told this is not a big problem and is pretty common. However during the last three months the number of dark spots has grown. Today, while I was in a meeting, suddenly I began to see three ondulated dark lines in my left eye. They started at the top of my eye and slowly moved down. Now, after about 4 hours, the lines have mostly blurred into two different dark clusters to the right and left of my left eye visión. I am truly worried now.
What is happening? Can anything be done? I tried to contact an ophthalmologist and I was able to get an appointment with one for next Monday.
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10/23/2015
Dr. Longo
Dr. Longo, Optometrist
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A few floaters here and there is fine and a normal part of aging as the jelly in our eye (vitreous) breaks down over time. You then see the shadows of the bits floating around - most easily on light backgrounds. However, Floaters growing in number is ***** a concern. I do not know your medical conditions or how high your prescription is - but generally worst cases: It can be blood or a sign of a retinal detachment. You need to be dilated immediately to evaluate the retina. Please call the office back and explain your symptoms and that they are worsening. All front desk staff are trained on what appointments are urgent. They should see you immediately. The aforementioned causes need to be ruled out quickly in case laser/surgical intervention is required. Hopefully it is just an increase in "normal" floaters - but this needs to be evaluated ASAP.

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago

Thank you. Nobody is answering the phone (it is after 5 p.m. here) and there are no opthalmologists on emergency rooms. I will try to get someone tomorrow.

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