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Frog spawn

Mandypandy1969
Mandypandy1969

since yesterday afternoon, I have had a squiggly frog spawn thing moving around constantly in my left eye. anyone had this before. booked in to see optician on Tuesday as can't get me in sooner. he knows I have fibromialgia. my eye also feels a bit itchy/sore in the left hand corner of my left eye. I have had a cataract on this eye for a long time and fibro is more severe on my left side of my body.

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Sounds like a floater. Best to be on the safe side and get it checked out tomorrow - you can go to A&E. I have had three or four visits for floaters and was ok but if treatment is needed needs to be sorted within a time frame.

Thanks. I will see how it is in the morning. Is it part of fibro do you reckon? X

Rose has put the answer I would have said-floaters can be a sign of retina tear or detachment so that's why best to get checked. Nothing to do with fibro- jelly comes away from the back of the eye (vitreous detachment). They are horrid to begin with but gradually your brain gets used to them. I have several but only really notice them in bright sunlight . Hope you get sorted

Hidden
Hidden

Nope,I've had squiggle s because of migraine but that's it,can I ask you,do you feel fibromyalgia has affected your eyesight?I had my eyes tested telling him before it that I feel my sights worse but not sure if its just the way fibro makes me feel,tests eyes and sure enough worse,so I loose my glasses &go 8months later telling him same thing ,same feeling&he checks and again eyesight worse,strange eh?,he said he's hears this off other fibro sufferers.

Mandypandy1969
Mandypandy1969
in reply to Hidden

yes I do. I got them tested last year and there was a slight change but couldn't afford more glasses as I have to get the lenses thinned down to a minimum and it costs a fortune. being on benefits which I am fighting to get back, glasses are a no no. I do have a cataract on the eye also which I have had a long time. my eyes change slightly every year I go to the opticians. sick of it. can't keep having my mum paying for them. the lenses are what cost the money. outrageous. x

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Mandypandy1969

Oh right are they very expensive then?

Mandypandy1969
Mandypandy1969
in reply to Hidden

lenses cost 240 quid to be thinned down..

Hi

It does sound like floaters

Make sure you see a Optician to be on the safe side

Lots of Floaters can be a detached Retina which does require emergency treatment .

I am sure you will be OK but don't take any chances

Yes I had this and still have it sometimes, don’t know if it’s related to fibro

virteous humour detatchment can cause this go get it checked . mines are both detatched now and one seems to be like a clearish bag still floating about at the back of my eyes sometimes clouding my vision momentarily .

i l had like fire works going of when i was in the dark to the side of my vision for about two years before they eventually detached completely and in one eye cause a small retina bleed giving me a dark floater . saw consultant and was told it was all fine . . so go get it checked out optian will advise course of action .

I went to optician yesterday. Had pupils dilated and no detached retina but to monitor myself for the next 4/6 weeks as the retina could detach itself with the jelly. X

NLBC
NLBC
in reply to Mandypandy1969

Great news Mandy just monitor yourself and continue to be good

Mandypandy1969
Mandypandy1969
in reply to NLBC

thankyou. xx I will.

It is what is known as a floater and is harmless. Most people have these at some time in their lives.

I have been told by the optician not to lift heavy objects in the danger period of 4/6 weeks as when the jelly dispersed, could take the retina with it. loads more frog spawn, flashing lights or blurry vision to go straight to a and e. x

It’s a floater nothing to worry about, probably bit worse when you are really tired and have been reading a lot. I get them all the time

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