posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 10:07 PM
If this is something that has recently started happening I would recommend getting a good eye checkup. Personally I've had floaters for about 20
years or so, and my eyesight is still very good for my age and family history.
About 6 years ago my wife started noticing floaters, and then she started to very minimally get a blank/black area in her peripheral vision ever so
slightly in one eye. This was over a period of maybe 3 weeks.
She had a thorough exam and they found she had an almost completely detached retina. She had surgery to repair the one eye and also had some
maintenance surgery on the other eye as it was heading down the same road.
She had to be knocked out but was in and out the same day (about 14 hours in the hospital, 2 of that was actual surgery). Luckily we had an excellent
eye surgeon that had more certificates and awards on his wall than anyone I've ever seen. Everything turned out fine. Total cost was about $4000.00,
they let us do a down payment of $750 to get her into surgery (no insurance here).
That's the only reason I mention a checkup.
Apparently detached retina has more occurrence in people with a family history of it, diabetes and being overweight versus the average Joe.
But again, I myself have had floaters since my late teens, and I today do not require glasses and I can read and drive without any glasses or
Only wanted to share my story as when the retina fully detaches, it is bad news.