I donated platelets for the first time on Monday, and on Tuesday I noticed this crescent moon shadow in my left eye. I went to the opthamologist today, and she determined I had a cotton wool spot in my left eye. I don't have hypertension, diabetes or any of the other known causes, but started wondering about whether a possible low platelet count could have been the cause. I didn't even mention the platelet donation to her as it didn't even occur to me it could be related for some reason. Is it a possible cause?
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