Change in vision in one eye

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I wear contact lenses and I am extremely short sighted. I noticed recently that the vision in my left eye was as though I had a greasy contact lens in. Sometimes I notice it and other times it is clear. However, I have noticed that it is there before I put my lenses in. I have had burst blood vessels in both eyes as well and have always had floaters so I know it's not that. I don't smoke or drink and I'm not overwieight. I am in my late fifties and worry because my gramp had glaucoma and my mum has gone blind in one eye. I will make an appointment tomorrow but wondered if anyone alse had had this type of thing. 

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    Glad to hear you are going to see an eye doctor tomorrow. I hope he is an ophthalmologist and not an optomistrist.

    Let us know what you find out.

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      It's my optician but I have been to him for years so he has all my history. Not sure how quickly I can get in though. I'll report back.
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      http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/opticians-dispensing.htm

      Please read this. Opticians are not doctors. Only doctors deal with eye diseases. Opticians deal with glasses.

      I was given an appointment with a Dr. of Optometry by accident who worked at the same eye hospital as my ophthalmologist. I should have walked out when after describing symptoms of wet macular degeneration, she asked me if I thought it might be the bifocals in my glasses, but I didn't. When I saw my ophthalmologist some weeks later, he became very excited because the tests he had run showed I had two cysts on the macula in one eye. He got me an appointment with a retinal specialist within minutes and before I knew it, I was getting a shot of Avastin in that eye. You may have serious stuff going on in that eye that may only be diagnosed by an ophthomalogist.

      Everyone needs to be seen once a year by an ophthalmologist--not an optometirst or optician.

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      Optician got me in early and have been in touch with the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford. The JR have just phoned me with an appointment at 11.45 tomorrow. Looks like I have a detached retina.
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    So glad you are seeing real eye doctors! I cringe when I read that someone is seeing an optician or optometrist when it is very likely they have a serious problem that can only be handled by an ophthalmologist or better yet, a retinal specialist.

    Let us know how it works out. Good luck.

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      Had an emergency op yesterday at JR for detached retina and also some breaks in retina. Also break in retina in other eye. All under local aneasthic . Apparently went well but having a follow up this morning. Glad I didn't leave it :-)
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      Hope everything turns out well for you. Yes. Some things need to be tended to immediately. Good you didn't waste precious time.
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