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Hey, first of all sorry if this may be long but after years of chronic suffering due to my vision and headaches I've resorted into finding a new audience to help me. PLEASE take time to read this if you can even though I will seem like such a difficult case I am going through.
So I'm a 17 year old French male currently living in Kenya. About 7 years ago I began noticing that I could not see properly in the centre of my RIGHT eye. It's kind of like a tiny spot of distortion or the spot you get when looking at a bright light but really tiny. I had my first eye exam and nothing seemed to be out of the usual, apart that I could not read from short distances with my right eye because of this spot in the middle. After numerous eye exams following that first year they eventually gave me glasses which I found useless as they never seemed to do any help. I eventually gave up decided to ignore it.. NOTE there was no problem with my left and naturally I can still see with both my eyes as my left eye takes more of the control now
In 2012 (12 years old) I was involved in an explosion in which debris ended flying in my eyes. I was taken for surgery and the debris were removed. One year later after that I started developing floaters. These floaters gradually increased for the year and eventually went back to the orphamologist. We addressed the retina and any other thing that could be a cause but nothing came up. Once AGAIN I decided to ignore it and try to live my life ignoring these floaters and this spot in the middle of my right eye.
One year later again, around 2014 I began developing flashes and pressure spots in my eyes, meaning when I turn my eye left, right, up or down to the maximum a "pressure spot" that looks like the one you get when you press your finger in the eye began showing. There was also a sort of "dark tear"that appeared in my vision when I pulled of the skin under my eyes down .This is when we decided to go to France to see a doctor. Once again the doctors said there was no problem with my retina or anything out of the usual. We then went to Dubai. There they discovered that there was a burn under my the retina of my right eye that could have been caused by looking at the sun when I was younger. Apart from that no problem with the retina. The doctor there told me that this was not fixable unless they came up with some sort of stem cell treatment in the future. He told me to ignore the floaters and not to focus on them.
So I did for the next few years (2015-2016)
It was not until 2015 that I began having tension headaches at the back of my head. We visited numerous doctors to check for what could be the cause and did several tests ,MRI, eer, all the ones you would normally do. Nothing. We visited neurogists and they investigated the problems with my eyes and said it could be linked to that.
It wasn't until last year that I started devlopping blurry vision when I blink and distortion when I quickly move my eyes around.
I'm currently living with chronic floaters, flashes, halos around lights, dark pressure spots when looking left, right up or down to maximum, light curtain veil at the bottom of my vision, strobes and distortion in the peripheral vision at times and blurry vision when blinking. As well as chronic tension headaches. ALL THE SYMPTOMS of retinal detachment yet no retinal detachment or signs of it.
Now I know that my story is complicated and there are many gaps but I honeslty don't know how to describe it any better. These problems have brought me so much anxiety and depression over the years because of being constantly told there's nothing even though I am still experiencing these things and vision is not something that can be ignored. It has given me social anxiety and made it difficult for me to learn as Im not able to focus without thinking about these things. Vision is there with you every single time wherever you go and being told to ignorebthese things is quite hard. I've reached a point where I'm having weird thoughts because I can imagine my vision getting worse everyday just like it has for the past 7 years and I search my symptoms on the internet and nothing comes up related to what I have.
Maybe I'm just one of those people with a unique case and maybe it just can't fix.
If there is someone who has read until here and has heard of similar problems or cases please help, your views would be appreciated.
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