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I have a small dot in the center of the focus area in my left eye. The dot seems to be pale blue or gray,and I cannot see thru it. What causes this and should I see a doctor.
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replied February 18th, 2012
When did you first notice this? How long has it been there? Has it changed since you first noticed it? How is your general health - do you have high blood pressure or diabetes? Are these conditions (if present) well controlled?

I would definitely recommend that you see an optometrist or ophthalmologist to take a look. The fact that it is central in your vision and you cannot see through it makes me worry that it is quite serious! It could be something on the anterior of your eye (the cornea or lens) or posterior, such as macula oedema.
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replied March 1st, 2012
Grayish dot obscuring vision
My mother had the same issue last year, a grayish dot that maybe obscured 30% of her vision, then it went down to about 10%, perhaps a bit less, and it was off center.

Then, two weeks ago, she woke up and again, about 30% was obscured with this gray dot, a bit off center again.

She went to a doctor and he tested for everything and the tests continue, but he has no idea what it could be because the tests are not showing anything.

Any insight you can offer would be of great help!
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replied March 1st, 2012
David1233 - did the doctor take a look inside her eye? It's hard to say at this point without really having a look. How old is your mother? Was there any associated pain, read eye, headache?

It could be a range of things, such as a vitreous floater or something more serious like age-related macular degeneration.

I hope you find out what it is. I would be very interested to hear about the tests that your doctor is running as well as the results!

Regards,
Shay
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replied March 22nd, 2012
Macula
Definitely have this checked by specialist. After noticing this prob with my left eye a couple of years ago, I required a vitreo-retinal peel. The macula was being lifted, and the retina was threatened. Last week I required same surgery on right eye. Successful, and still recovering. Had it been ignored, a macular hole would have developed.
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