Ocular Histoplasmosis

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Today I was told I may have ocular Histoplasmosis. I have a spot on my eye that the opthalmologist saw. I've been having a flashing light in my vision for about a month. Yesterday when I went to the eye clinic they did a flourosene angiogram to look at my eye. They gave me an Ansler grid to check and see if my vision changes and I have a follow up appointment in a couple weeks. Does anyone else have this? I was told the Histoplasmosis is common but the ocular isn't.

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    Hi, I don't have it but I've seen it at my clinic. Most patients I've seen with it having missing vision areas on the grid. Flashes lights usually mean the nerves in your eyes are firing off and is occasicted with retinal detachment or pvd but I'm assuming ur doc didn't see that. Most people live normal lives and the brain learns how to cope with the missing Vision areas. I think the patients I usually see theirs were caused by growing up with chickens.

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      I lived on a farm for about 2 years as a child. We had chickens, geese, ducks, horses, cows, pigs, and rabbits. A few cats and a dog too. Lol. I had never heard of this condition. The doctor checked for the detachment. It's not just a light I see it's floaters too and the flashes have squiggles. I see that grid but so far my vision is pretty normal. I'm hoping it is ok and goes away. The eye doctor said if my vision gets worse I should have eye injections. I'm hoping I don't need those. It's very worry some. I can still see and i think he said I only have one "histo" spot. He is not 100% sure that's what it is but he's pretty sure and wants to continue to monitor.

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    thats good. Many people have great vision besides those missing spots. If you do need injections they are pretty simple and aren't very painful they look worse then they are honestly my retina specialist does like 50 on injection days. If you believe that he is missing something be shy about getting a second opinion you only have one set of eyes.

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      He's the second person I've seen. The first one didn't see anything. He sees something and seems to know what he's talking about. It's only my left eye right now. I was worried about aneurysms and brain tumors but I did have an MRI I just don't have the results back yet.

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