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For the past month, I’ve had a weird blind spot in my right eye. It’s not big, and about twice as tall as wide. It flashes, the way lights flash if you look at them and close your eyes, but it never goes away. I guess you could described it as a sort of haze; when I close my left eye and point my right eye just right, I can block things that I should be able to see, no matter how bright (I haven’t tried with the sun or lasers, because I’m not an idiot, but I’ve tried with lamps, bright lights, etc). It flashes when I close my eyes, and if I squeeze them shut, it’ll flash again. It’s most visible when I’m trying to use the computer, or when it’s especially bright outside.
I’m 26 and I have type 2 diabetes. Up until the past year, I’ve always had perfect blood sugar levels (A1C usually about 5.1). My blood sugar slipped for a while over the past year, but I finally got to see my doctor, and he prescribed a new medication to help with it. Since then, it’s been pretty consistently around 130, give or take.
I saw my retinologist a few days after it first appeared (about a month ago now), and I told him about it. He dilated my eyes and did the usual exam. He said there was a single, minor hemorrhage in my left eye (the one *without* the spot), but that my right eye was fine. He swore up and down there was no retinopathy, and I trust him; I’ve known him a while, and he’s competent.
I can’t get in to see any other eye-type doctor at all for at least a month, and that’s if I’m lucky. Even then, it’s just my optician, not an opthalmologist or something. Given that it’s not retinopathy, I have no idea what it is, or what can be done about it.
When I close my eyes, another three tiny spots flash in a triangle around the original, close but not connected. These are much less noticeable, and I can’t make stuff disappear behind them (in fact, I usually can’t see them at all; it’s only for a brief moment when I close my eyes.
What could this be? What can I do to fix it?
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