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Crystal Shape and Nontransparent Spots in center of vision
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An_254559 posted:
Eye .. sight problem

Male
55 years old
Architect

Take medicine for Blood Pressure, cholesterol and uric acid (all controlled)
Not Diabetic


Since 40 years, with the right side eye I watched the sun eclipse and got a burn in the sight center which reduced in size during the first two years and became fixed in shape and size of about three letters when reading text in average size.

On April 2013, the left eye started to see a shape with size of one and half or two words area, looks like a transparent crystal or rays coming out of the center of sight. This started to show few minutes/day then increased in times and period. After few days , same shape started to show in the right eye also around the sun burnt area.

On 24th November 2013, a round spot of about one word area started to appear in the left aye then the right. This made me disable to read, see the road signs ... etc.

The above was accompanied by distortion of straight lines in the area very close to the defected spots.

Starting from April 2013, OCT were made twice showing nothing but the sun old burn only.

last week 28/11/2013, Corneal Topography and Flourescein Angiography showed nothing upnormal.

All Doctors said that everything tested was good and no sign/reason explains what I see.

All tests and reports are available.
Advise please.

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Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
Distortion of shape and areas of decreased visual sensitivity are very suggestive of a central retinal (macular) issue. Are you sure that the doctors said "everything was good" or were they saying that nothing needed to be done?

Such visual symptoms deserve explanation and if it takes a second visit to the retina specialist or a visit to a second retinal specialist, then this should be done. If no retina doctor cannot correlate retinal findings to your vision issues, then a neurological evaluation should follow.

As you would expect, I cannot even speculate on a exact cause with the benefit of an examination. However, you need to press on with your old doctors or new doctors to find the underlying problem.
 
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mohamedalieng replied to Alan M Kozarsky, MD's response:
Dear Doctor
Thanks for your reply

I assure that all doctors including retina specialists said that everything tested was good and no sign/reason explains what I see.


I (heard) about a case seems to be similar. She was advised to wear glasses but didn't get any difference. Fortunately, she started physiotherapy on neck and after curing the neck nerve pain, she regained her vision and stopped using the glasses.


Now, I don't have anything to do but following your advise for visiting a neurologist. For saving time, I may go for physiotherapy on neck and head until I find and arrange a visit to a specialist.

As it may help others, I'll keep updating you with what I do and gain.



Thanking you very much for caring and reply.




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