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Evelyn63

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Re: Floaters
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2017, 12:22:32 PM »


Well Im home again, via a lovely coffee shop !! I was there at 7 45, seen at 8:30 and en route home by 10.  I had a retinal tear, so just as well I went yesterday, I have had laser and hopefully that should be the end of it all. To go back in three weeks for review and if the scab has healed over then I will be discharged, so fingers crossed.  I had analgesic drops in but it was a bit uncomfortable even with those.  Everyone was very nice and very efficient.  No lifting or bending for a week, no idea how I got it , he kept asking if I had trauma to my head or eye but I couldnt think of anything.  It wasn't a new tear which was a surprise, it apparently had been there a while and obviously getting worse hence my floaters !!!  The place was rapidly filling up as we left but the few that were there when we arrived all had the same thing, floaters.

Thanks for all the support and reassurance  , I cant believe what a wonderful group of friends I have made on here, you are all so lovely.
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Annie0710

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Re: Floaters
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2017, 01:20:37 PM »

I'll have to book to see optician then to get this diagnosed properly

Evelyn, thank god you've got this sorted in time and hope everything heals well x
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Hysterectomy 1999 age 32 and given 2mg oestrogen due to ovarian failure
Onset of new symptoms  2012 age 45
Diagnosed post meno 2015 age 48
2mg elleste solo til 2015
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Sept 2016 scan showed dissolved ovaries
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Megamind

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Re: Floaters
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2017, 01:45:47 PM »

Thanks for posting this and raising awareness Evelyn as I wouldn't have thought to go and get checked out with floaters as I thought they were quite common. Glad you have been treated now.

I just looked up about Retinal Tears and it says 'Anyone can develop a retinal tear and detachment, but they are more likely to occur in persons who are nearsighted, older, have recently undergone cataract surgery, or have sustained a trauma to the eyes'. 

Annie, the symptoms are: floaters, flashing lights, or a curtain or shade "coming down over one eye".
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babyjane

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Re: Floaters
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2017, 01:58:06 PM »

Thank you so, so much for highlighting this.  As a result I rang and spoke to my optician and I have an appointment this afternoon on the NHS 'see and treat' scheme.  I have been bothered with flashing lights, floaters and 'spiders' on the wall for several weeks and thought nothing of it!
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Megamind

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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2017, 02:21:02 PM »

Let us know how you get on babyjane. Good luck.
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Annie0710

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Re: Floaters
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2017, 04:30:08 PM »

Thanks for posting this and raising awareness Evelyn as I wouldn't have thought to go and get checked out with floaters as I thought they were quite common. Glad you have been treated now.

I just looked up about Retinal Tears and it says 'Anyone can develop a retinal tear and detachment, but they are more likely to occur in persons who are nearsighted, older, have recently undergone cataract surgery, or have sustained a trauma to the eyes'. 

Annie, the symptoms are: floaters, flashing lights, or a curtain or shade "coming down over one eye".

Thanks Megamind.  My optician did say any changes then  get back there but me being me I've ignored these flashers that started since then x
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Hysterectomy 1999 age 32 and given 2mg oestrogen due to ovarian failure
Onset of new symptoms  2012 age 45
Diagnosed post meno 2015 age 48
2mg elleste solo til 2015
Started Estradot 75mcg 2015
Sept 2016 scan showed dissolved ovaries
May 2017 oestrogel & Tostran

sparkle

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Re: Floaters
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2017, 04:40:41 PM »

Evelyn, so glad you now know what it is and it's been treated.  Enjoy the enforced rest!

Good luck BJ, keep us posted.

S x
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Megamind

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Re: Floaters
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2017, 06:41:38 PM »

How did you get on at the Optician Babyjane?
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CLKD

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Re: Floaters
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2017, 06:44:46 PM »

Would a session of sneezing be enough to cause them? 
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babyjane

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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2017, 09:51:02 PM »

Hello thank you for asking, the optician sent me straight to eye casualty and I was there today for 6 and a half hours!!  I have a common age related condition called PVD (posterior vitreous detachment) in both eyes.  So far the retina is not affected but I have been put on 6 monthly checks as this condition can, and probably will, eventually cause a tear as the vitreous continues to break up and detach and early recognition is vital.
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sparkle

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Re: Floaters
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2017, 10:14:55 PM »

Oh Babyjane, thank goodness you went to the optician.  That must have been quite a shock.  Good you'll now be monitored regularly.  :foryou:

S x
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Evelyn63

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Re: Floaters
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2017, 11:04:57 AM »

Glad all is well Babyjane and relieved you went and were able to be reassured, think Im still in shock at what might have been !! 
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babyjane

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« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2017, 12:23:45 PM »

Thank you Sparkle and thank you, too, Evelyn63 for your original post highlighting the concerns  :thankyou:
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CLKD

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Re: Floaters
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2017, 12:24:52 PM »

Thanks for the updates.  Without this thread I would have had no idea  ::) so am now forewarned.
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babyjane

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Re: Floaters
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2017, 12:28:56 PM »

Just to clarify now I am 'in the know', the 'spiders' are floaters and the flashing lights are arcs of light in the peripheral vision when you turn your head or move your eyes.  This is indicative of the vitreous gel detaching and pulling on the retina but if you get a lot all the time then the retina is in trouble and you need to present at eye casualty where you will be seen immediately, not wait 6 and a half hours like I did yesterday as I did not have a retinal detachment at this point.
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