I have had poor vision my whole life. My left eye has always been worse than my right. I have a high myopia in both, around -8 in my right and -11 in my left. The best it can be corrected to is 20/30 in the right and 20/40 in the left. Last year I got floaters in my left eye and so I learned to live with little black snakes in my view at all times. I went to a specialist and was told that I had detached my vetreal. Ok, I can handle that, so on may 8 of this year I noticed a big black ball obsrtucting 1/4 of my vision on the upper left eye. I assumed it was a huge floater and figured it would settle. Well, a week later 3/4 of my vision was gone in that eye and it was working its way down. Another two weeks and all of my vision was lost but I noticed in bright light I could see through the black blanket like dark sunglasses in a poorly lit room. In regular light I couldn't see a thing. By then, I was getting headaches and it was hard for my right eye to adjust. I also notice that the pupil in my left eye is considerably smaller than the right and it does not adjust to light. Now, the past few day I noticed I cannot see through this black blanket and the entire eye is extremely sore. I can't even rub my left eye because it hurts so bad. It's not swollen but it feels like it is and it feels bruised. What in the world is going on?
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replied August 16th, 2006
If you have a detached retina then you keep losing your vision until you are blind in said eye... And then eye ball might have to be removed. You have to have surgery for that. How are you now?
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replied August 17th, 2006
How I Am Now
I can't see out of it at all except for a sliver of light and movement from the lower left corner. Next month I have an appointment to get it checked out. I had to put it off because my mother ended up in the hospital with kidney failure and its quite a commute to be there for her and then back home again to be there for my kids. At least the pain in that eye went away. Thanks for asking.
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