I'm 33 yrs. old and have never suffered an eye injury, and I haven't had any recent head trauma, yet my left eye has developed a spot within my field of view. I now have a tented transparent "floater" in my eye. I've had floaters all my life, but none of them are blocking my vision until now. The spot gives the illusion of a camera flash. Also, since the spot is so close to the center of my vision, my vision in that eye is slightly darker than the other, causing my depth persception to be skewed. But only where the spot is. Around the outer edges of my vision everything seems fine. If I blink rapidly, I can clearly see this "floater". Now I do work with computers, and I'm on them 12hrs. a day. I find the lower the brightness the better.
This is freaking me out because I'm one month from health insurance (just got a new job), and I need to know can I wait one month, or is this serious enough to need medical attention now. I'm not going blind, am I?
NO you cannot wait a month. you need an eye exam right now. you cant even wait a few days. this might be no big deal, but it could very well be an impending retinal detachment. go today right now and get an eye exam. doesnt matter if you have not had head or eye injury.
anyone with central vision loss or "flashes" or "dim" vision...those can be ominus signs. if you are having a retinal detachment, time is of the essence.
i am not trying to scare you, but what you describe could be serious.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.