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Feb 22, 2024 - 8:06:22 AM
40824 posts since 3/5/2008
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Stooper Nova......

What i refur to is ..they get splotches of small blind spots in them..

Been told that it has to do with..the medication diahbideays....
Can be ah buggah..

Thi generaly..if i eat a small bit..
It subsides.. :0)

Feb 22, 2024 - 8:22:23 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

29963 posts since 8/3/2003

I often get what I call "floaters", weird shapes that move around, but so far they haven't caused any blind spots, they're just irritating at times.

Feb 22, 2024 - 8:38 AM

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Those are scary. My wife got them and went straight to the eye doctor as her sister recently had an ordeal with a detached retina. Same symptoms but fortunately for my wife that wasn't it and they went away.

Feb 22, 2024 - 9:09:53 AM

14931 posts since 1/15/2005

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Originally posted by Mad Hornet

Those are scary. My wife got them and went straight to the eye doctor as her sister recently had an ordeal with a detached retina. Same symptoms but fortunately for my wife that wasn't it and they went away.


I had a lot of floaters when I tore my retina and again when I had a blood vessel pop in my eye, but eventually they mostly went away!

Feb 22, 2024 - 9:20:42 AM

Buddur

USA

3853 posts since 10/23/2004

Got to see what yer blastin, Stud.

I had an episode last week when I got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. When I went back in the bedroom I saw a large blob outlined in the snow outside my window. Couldn't see very well and had to rub my eyes and squint to get a good look at it. Turned out it was a deer feeding just outside my window. Go figure.

Feb 22, 2024 - 11:10:55 AM

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quote:
Originally posted by Buddur

Got to see what yer blastin, Stud.

I had an episode last week when I got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. When I went back in the bedroom I saw a large blob outlined in the snow outside my window. Couldn't see very well and had to rub my eyes and squint to get a good look at it. Turned out it was a deer feeding just outside my window. Go figure.


Well..notsomuch..what i am blastin....

But...

The things commin from what i'm blastin..is what i wanna...see... :0/

Feb 22, 2024 - 12:50:34 PM

754 posts since 11/9/2021

I got floaters, my Mom had 'em too. Dr says they are common on old people - thats me. Your brain learns to ignore them. For them thats still got brains.

Feb 22, 2024 - 2:35:01 PM
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291 posts since 4/7/2023

STUD figmo Al - Figero

Haven't a blood pressure check lately? could be an additional eyeball happenstance, remembering your history from some time ago, surely you'd have a home bp monitor?
Also its the third reading in the mornings when first waking up that's extra special to have lowest of, your doc may suggest swallowing a bp pill just before bedtime, in my experience folks take a bp pill morning an' that's all, so I don't see any particular problem with taking a special bp pill last thing before bedtimes, getting extra prevention to encourage an appreciative bp reading at breakfast time.
naturally as recommended by all posters see doctor for best advice.

note; about how to take a bp reading? sit at table, monitor at chest level, feet flat on the floor, and the correct way for the arm band is with the [tube] { there is a rubber bladder just beneath the band here } make certain its dead center next crook of elbow so as pressure your brachial artery.
sit quietly with both arms upper most?? Why ? because the other way around you'd be flattening your veins, not necessarily so, but this may impede a good bp reading.
don't forget spend a few unhurried mins taking readings, important of all? Its the last of three reads that is probably most accurate.
as you relate diabetes could be, esp if your glucose is quite high - go see mr doc.

Feb 22, 2024 - 3:13:20 PM

40824 posts since 3/5/2008
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113 ovah 81..bp
N...
117 on gloocometer..
Yep..
Runnin..HOT...
STRAIT...
N..
NORMAL... ;0)

Feb 22, 2024 - 3:54:32 PM
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1735 posts since 7/14/2004

Ocular migraines produce symptoms such as you describe.  Fireworks displays and blind spots in the field of vision.  The medical term for the fireworks show is "Scintillating Scotomas".  Ocular migraines are believed to be caused by restricted blood flow to the brain and or eyes. The attacks usually subside in about 30 minutes. Usually bilateral. (Both eyes).  Triggers can include stress, caffeine and bright flashing lights.

 

  

Feb 22, 2024 - 4:07:13 PM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

27870 posts since 6/25/2005

If you are having unusual symptoms of diabetic retinopathy (as it seems you may be), you should see your opthalmologist promptly.

Feb 24, 2024 - 2:03:34 PM
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79568 posts since 5/9/2007

I agree with Bill.
There are a few possible reasons for what you have,Al.
A doctor can pinpoint what's going on.

Feb 25, 2024 - 12:39:50 PM

Fracker

USA

28 posts since 1/12/2024

quote:
Originally posted by Sheenjack

Ocular migraines produce symptoms such as you describe.  Fireworks displays and blind spots in the field of vision.  The medical term for the fireworks show is "Scintillating Scotomas".  Ocular migraines are believed to be caused by restricted blood flow to the brain and or eyes. The attacks usually subside in about 30 minutes. Usually bilateral. (Both eyes).  Triggers can include stress, caffeine and bright flashing lights.

 

  


I was diagnosed with ocular migraines about ten years ago. I never heard that they were caused by restricted blood flow but they can be triggered by stress. I had a Private Pilot's certification and they yanked my medical when I was diagnosed. Probably a good idea. 

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