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vision problems

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  • Posted By: ammonite
  • May 6, 2008
  • 03:30 AM

I have had now for about two years a area of complete darkness in varying sizes in the center of my vision. This is not a floater it does not move unless I move my eyes. My left eye (dominant) always has a bigger spot sometimes it seems the size of a thumb print sometimes bigger.
In the AM it is usually pitch black and lets no light through but for two tiny pin holes in the left side I can tell when I try to look at my arlarm clock and old orange glowing type standing about 2 feet from the bottom of my bed. Should I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom the spot stays but lightens to a grey after a half a min or so but as soon as I lay down in the darkened room it is black again. After I get up for the day it is gone usually after a few min. But if I stay laying in bed it stays. I have tried to find a rythm or some pattern of my bahavior and the spots I cannot come to an answer. Eye doctor, internist, neurologist none can come to any answer.
there have been days even a few weeks where I had no black spot, BUT
my trouble being able to see in dusk or darkness has increased. When I take the dogs out at night for a last run in the garden I have a hard time keeping track of them since the center of my vision is considerable darker then the outside. This area though is much larger then my black spots ever are upon waking.
If any body can shed light on this (no pun intended ) I would be grateful.

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