Opthalmologist appointment tomorrow

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   Posted 1/31/2007 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm having a lot of problems with my right eye lately.  I've had a lot of floaters (which weren't floating, they stay in one place) for the past couple of weeks, then starting yesterday, I've had sparks of light when I move my eye, and my vision in that eye seems very blurry. 
I made an appointment with an opthalmologist for 9 a.m. tomorrow. 
Just wondering if anyone has had these problems and what it might be.  (The way things have gone for me lately, he'll probably tell me he can't find a cause for the symptoms.  It'll be another point scored for the "there's nothing wrong with you, it's all in your head" team.)

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   Posted 1/31/2007 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shashi -

Is the spot like a curtain closing or a spot that you can see around? If it's like a curtain closing, it could be a retina trying to detach. I have a very thin retina on my good eye and I'm always being told when I have any floaters that seem to stay in place for a while to come in right away if it's like a curtain closing. I have very bad floaters and some stay in place for quite a while, I don't even see them anymore. My opthamologist just says it's because I'm so badly nearsighted (-10.75). Not that a retina detaching is any better than ON, but at least you are getting in to see the opthalmologist first thing tomorrow. Good Luck, please let us know what happens. With me having monovision, I'm always concerned when someone starts having eye issues.
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   Posted 1/31/2007 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lisa!

I'm not sure about the floaters that stay in one place, but u know i 'holler' migraines every time something sounds similar to my own probs. Yes, i see sparks sometimes, but that didn't start until recently. I agree with Denda, the stationary floaters could be due to something with u'r retina as well...maybe the sparks too? For me, the sparks are upward in my eye...almost like how u see something in u'r perpheral vision...i can't look at them, but i see them. (yeah, i know that made no sense, but stay with me!) My eye gets blurry as well, but doesn't stay blurry. Seems like u've done the right thing in getting that appt. I hope the doc can tell u something and u'll get some resolution on this soon. Issues with the eye can be so frustrating as well as very very painful at times. Please let us know what the doc says.
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   Posted 1/31/2007 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lisa,
  Just wanted to wish you luck with your appointment tomorrow and I hope you get some answers to your eye issue.  Please do let us know what you find out!
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