New in this forum. Male, early 50s, no vision problems whatsoever until two days ago. When I was reading my emails, I noticed that something was off with my left eye. There is a small smudge in my vision, it has a shape of half-moon, it is kind of grey (at least when I am looking at a white background). It is semi-transparent (but not very transparent). While the smudge is not centered in in the middle of my vision field (it is below and left), it touches the center, making reading with my left eye only pretty difficult. No flashes, no pain. Also, I do not believe it moved over the past 48 hours.
Could it be just an eye floater? The pictures I saw on the Internet look different. If not, what else could it be? I am of course calling an optometrist tomorrow but I wanted to tap into the wisdom of this community. Also, I am freaking out. Thank you.