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I have a sort of visual disturbance. You know the effect of

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I have a sort of visual disturbance. You know the effect of when someone flashes a light in your eyes and it leaves a sort of image in your vision for some while well since last night I have a sort of small square in my vision in one eye only - my left one - and yet I can still see the sort of small image even when my eyes are closed. Its not really a floater as I can see it like a bright spot when my eyes are closed. But when they are open it only appears in the vision of my left eye. What can that be please
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your concerns today.
I am sorry to hear about your problem.

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Do you have any other medical problems?

Are you on any medications for anything at the moment?

Please let me know.

Regards

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I take blood pressure tablets Adalat LA60
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Is your blood pressure under control?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
pretty much I check it weekly with a machine at home my last reading was around 140 / 82
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

The visual symptoms that you are mentioning do not specify any particular condition or disorder.

I think that these symptoms should go away in a few days to a couple of weeks' time at the most and do not indicate anything serious or anything to worry about.

If your symptoms persist beyond two weeks I would then recommend that you be seen by an ophthalmologist to have your retina examined and to also have MRI of your brain if necessary to rule out minor or tiny strokes in the vision area of your brain.

As of now, I would not worry whatsoever and would consider these symptoms as transient and not indicative of any specific disease or disorder.

Let me know if you have more questions.

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Regards

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
By the way in my original not I said I see it in my left eye - I actually meant my right eye - I did amend that in my additional notes -
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Ok.

I would appreciate it if you could read my answer above.

Let me know if you have more questions.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
because I see the sort of square shape even when my eyes are closed its not necessarily anything to worry about
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Yes exactly.

This does not necessarily mean anything serious or anything to worry about at all.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok thanks for your help
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

You are most welcome.

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