Eye Problems

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Over the last week I have had a small black dot showing in my right eye, this is intermitent and does not appear to have a pattern to when this appears.  It feels as if there is a tiny money spider in fronf of my eye

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    my husband had that and he had had a tear in his retinal.  He had to have sugery and keep his head down 24/7.  they said we caught it in time, i would get to an eye doctor as soon as possible .  
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    Usually it is a floater. I had one that looked somtimes like a leaf and other time like a map of Ireland. My dotor has one shaped like a telephone.
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      I agree about getting a medical opinion. Mine were caused by a medication (amiodarone) that I was prescribed. I took it twice for a few months and each time had floaters.
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      wow ! listen i am on my 6th dr for all of my issues but it is better to be safe then sorry later.  They told my husband if he didn't get in as soon as he did it might have been worst.  
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    I agree with cheri and derek.  See an eye doc asap.  If it is the start of a macular hole the sooner it gets treated the better.  There are eye surgeons who do the op without you having to keep your head down 24/7 but it depends where you live.  I had it done by this new method but I had to go private.  It was worth it but I know it can be done on NHS.
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