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small floating black dot ghost

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 1, 2006
  • 08:34 PM

Hi
I've notice recently, especially when I'm looking at a bright white monitor that there's a little black floater spot kind of ghost out on the right side that is driving me nuts. I don't think it's always there though. What is this and should I be worried?

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  • I have delt with those for a long time! It could be so many diffrent things, if you haven't lost any sight out of that eye I wouldn't worry about it too much. I know a lot about eyes, I have Sarcoidoses in my eyes and I already lost my eyesight in my right eye. When I asked the doctor about the floaters he was never worried about them untill I started to lose sight out of that eye. I have them in my left eye now and they can be really ANNOYING! But dont think you have sarcoid because you can have them because of inflamation or caderacs (not sure if I spelled that right) and it breaks up and moves to the front of your eye.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 4, 2006
    • 07:31 AM
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  • hiI have an appt. with an opthemologist next Wed. Besides it probably being an expensive appt, My worry is that eventually it can lead to blindness. This is something new-within the last 3ish weeks. I'm only 29. I'm hoping that whatever it is at the very least in an early stage and treatable.IS Sarcoidosis treatable if caught at an early stage?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 7, 2006
    • 07:55 PM
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  • Hi i've just started seeing the same ghost black dot, did you find out what it was?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 26, 2007
    • 05:45 PM
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  • The little dot is a floater. ive had one of them for years now, at least 30 some years. My optometrist told me they do not cause blindness. Mine occurred the time i looked directly at the solar eclipse when i was 16. My stupid brother at the time told me it was fine to look right at it. :confused: I don't see it all the time, just now and then.
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    • January 30, 2007
    • 06:11 AM
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  • I just went to the doctor for this today. I am only 31 and from what I read, these are a natural consequence of age so I am not sure why I have I feel so young and healthy!! The doc saw irregularities in the retina and said it was not a tear yet but more like a what would happen before a tear. I just have to watch to make sure more floaters/flashes don't appear and if they do, that could mean a tear which is treated easily with a laser. You should have it checked to make sure you don'y have a tear as this can lead to retinal detachment which is not good but most likely, something minor is going on.
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  • /////////////////////////////////////////////////HiI've notice recently, especially when I'm looking at a bright white monitor that there's a little black floater spot kind of ghost out on the right side that is driving me nuts. I don't think it's always there though. What is this and should I be worried?
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  • I had the same problem with a white spot...much like if you look at a bright light and then look away and blink...turned out to be central serous retinopathy. This diagnosis carries a great prognosis- 50% of people see a reduction or elimination of symptoms within six months with no treatment. There is then a 50% chance that you will have a recurrance within your lifetime. The prognosis the second time around is the same. Treatment for worsening central serous retinopathy involves laser therapy. The affliction itself is caused by retinal fluid penetrating the retina through tiny tears. The fluid is trapped between the retina and the meniscus, causing distortions in the vision. There is a simple grid test given wherein you experience a peripheral distortion when staring at a central dot. This indicates a failure, and the need for a flourescene angiography test. The biggest cause is Type A Personality Disorder (which I definetly have). Excess daily stress leads to excess cortisol production. Excess cortisol theoretically causes this degeneration.
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  • well,i am only 16 and i have a floating black dot in my right eye, its been with me for about two weeks, it doesnt seem to be going away, it is really anoying i want to know if its dangerous
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  • I am so glad I found other people with this problem. It's been driving me absolutely nuts. Every time I got outside and look at anything that is white or light colored, I can see this little black dot and it follows with my eye movements. So what's the list of possible diagnoses for the symptom?
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  • SAME!! Although i see a few in a bundle drifting around when i look in a certain light. I think there a blackish/greyish/whiteish colour. I cant really distinguish which
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2008
    • 04:46 AM
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  • HiI have just turned 21 and i am having the same problems with this little black dot i can always see in my right eye. it is very small and does not affect my vision. However it follows my eye movements and is extremely annoying. Also i think its causing my right eye to itch throughout the day, or my itch is causing the black dot. Also when i looked really closely in the mirror it appears there is a timy scratch on right hand side (your left side) of my eye. I just hope there are no major issues with this problem. Any information will be greatly welcomed
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  • They are called floaters. I have a TON of them in both of my eyes. I have gone to the doctor two times for them (the second time was because I was seeing white flashes), and both times they said there is nothing that can be done about them. I am not worried, however, if you begin to experience white flashes (ones that you can clearly see), it could be a sign that your retina is detached. An interesting side note, my white flashes were occuring almost in a circle and my vision would blur. I was having eye migraines! Who knew! Migraines in the eye!
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  • im only 14 and ive got a little black dot innit its propa annoying everytime i look around it follows the direction its **** goin 2 see a eye doctor 2morra tho so he shall tell me
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    • August 20, 2009
    • 05:59 AM
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  • I am so glad I found other people with this problem. It's been driving me absolutely nuts. Every time I got outside and look at anything that is white or light colored, I can see this little black dot and it follows with my eye movements. So what's the list of possible diagnoses for the symptom?I Have the same exact thing! It follows with your eye movements.. its sooo annoying! I can never look directly at it, just in my periferal vision.. so anoying, pretty sure i burnt it when i went tanning without goggles.. dammmmmmn teenage mistakes.
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    • August 20, 2009
    • 11:57 PM
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  • Also relieved I'm not the only one with this. It's just a tiny black spot in my right eye near the middle that follows my eye movements and the only time it seems to go away is when I'm distracted from it lol never goes away though. However, I haven't done much that could have caused it...not the kind to go out much, stare at bright lights or anything else, so despite them being plausible causes I know it doesn't apply to me. Would love to know what can be done about it, if anything....hate seeing docs though.
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  • i have the same thing... interesting that just about all off us see the little dot in the RIGHT eye... maybe just coincidence.i saw a dr. yesterday and he did an extensive test, looked into my eye with a microscope and couldn't see it. there is nothing they can do, unless you get a bunch in a short time span, at which point they could consider vitrectomy or laser treatment (the later is not FDA approved yet).sucks
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  • Yes please the same problem happened to me TODAY only!!my dad gave me a good beat last night and i got my left eye swelled :Sanyway today when i woke up in the morning i saw a black dont following my MOVES of the eye , i am sick of it and worried!! will it cause me blindness!!??Wats the cure
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  • Had this EVER since an eye test - black mark, right eye, clearly following the eyeball movement - no pain or irritation, it is more apparent when reading books ie more visible on a white background. Also gives the impression of a fly in the close vicinity on occasions, causing me to wave away the imaginary pest? I am no expert and am waiting for doc to arrange an eye specialist appointment. In my case I suspect it may be something to do with that machine the optician / an assistant use to do a glaucoma check where they wind in a gadget that they place on the eyeball surface and blow in a series of air jets and measure the pressure somehow - I was fine before the test and did note that the optician did ask me about black specks - which I have seen infrequently on occasions when my head is moved too quickly but these are random and soon disappear(floaters I guess) but totally unrelated to the mark that became a nuisance immediately after the test - the one that distinctly moves along the lines of the book page from left to right then down and so on. My eye test was in late January this year and I have been troubled so much as I do read a lot (well I used to enjoy reading) now I soon become so distracted that I have to read with the right eye closed but can only do this for a short while as this too causes annoyance. Anyone else relate the problem to an optician visit I wonder?
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  • i got this black floating dot as everybody calls it when i got hit with the ball the ball hit my left eye and it bloody hurt like real bad i was wearing my contacts at the time the weird thing is when i took the contact on my left eye out it was hard to take out like it was stuck it also kinda hurt THANKS IN ADVANCE
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  • Had this EVER since an eye test - black mark, right eye, clearly following the eyeball movement - no pain or irritation, it is more apparent when reading books ie more visible on a white background. Also gives the impression of a fly in the close vicinity on occasions, causing me to wave away the imaginary pest? I am no expert and am waiting for doc to arrange an eye specialist appointment. In my case I suspect it may be something to do with that machine the optician / an assistant use to do a glaucoma check where they wind in a gadget that they place on the eyeball surface and blow in a series of air jets and measure the pressure somehow - I was fine before the test and did note that the optician did ask me about black specks - which I have seen infrequently on occasions when my head is moved too quickly but these are random and soon disappear(floaters I guess) but totally unrelated to the mark that became a nuisance immediately after the test - the one that distinctly moves along the lines of the book page from left to right then down and so on. My eye test was in late January this year and I have been troubled so much as I do read a lot (well I used to enjoy reading) now I soon become so distracted that I have to read with the right eye closed but can only do this for a short while as this too causes annoyance. Anyone else relate the problem to an optician visit I wonder?I just 'aquired' a similar black/brown spot about 1 cm in diameter last night. same symtom as mentioned. nothing happened to me , did not look at any bright light or anything, it just appeared in my RIGHT eye. It is definately not a floater as it remains at the same spot! I though sleeping it off would get rid of it but it didnt :(When I use close your hand into almost a ball and look into the hole, I can see the spot very clearly & especially when looking at any white background. Its a weekend & I dont know when U can get the Specialist's appointment. I hope its nothing serious, I am really frightened...
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