I have had floaters since I was around 12 years old and myopic at about -3.5. I wear contact lenses. I havent really developed any new floaters recently or had any flashing light phenomena. I have had my vision checked by an ophthalmologist at 21 and 24. I am 29 now.
A few days ago I noticed a new "floater" in the very centre of my vision of my left eye. It appears to be completely immobile. It is ALWAYS in my direct centre of vision. The floater is tiny and almost a perfect circle. It appears slightly larger when focussing in the distance and becomes tinier when focussing as close as possible. It is difficult to see unless I blink rapidly, close my eye slightly or look at highly contrasting backgrounds such as black on bright white (like a computer monitor). For all intents and purposes it appears like a circular floater.
I am worried that this may be something else like a macular hole. I can read perfectly fine, there is no distortion when looking at an amsler grid or tiny writing. The reason I am so concerned is the immobile nature of the floater. It is 100% fixed and there all the time. Please advise?
Interestingly, this spot seemed to spontaneously disappear around 3 days (saturday) after it appeared so I am feeling rather relieved. Saturday morning it appeared smaller and by the afternoon I couldnt see it in my field of vision at all. It was tiny to begin with.
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.