Central vision black out
April 28, 2010 6:30 AM Subscribe
Apart from many floaters, in my central vision I sometimes get black, sort of sparkly black outs, which only appear for a second or two and diminish.
posted by neworder7 to Health & Fitness (4 answers total)
It tends to happen more when I am looking at a darker object, more so around the edges of the object where dark meets the illuminated background.
I am male in my 30s. I have been experiencing this since I had inflammation in my eyes and had steroid injections into my eyeballs by an ophthalmologist 10 years ago. The inflammation was cleared quickly. No reason was found.
I saw an ophthalmologist again last week, he diluted my pupils and checked the back of my eye and he confirmed I have a lot of floaters and the eye pressure, retina,macula, optic nerves are normal.
His explanation/theory to what I am seeing was that because of excessive floaters my eyes may have adapted this way and slow at adjusting in light changes.
While I was relieved to hear my eyes otherwise look healthy, I'd like to get a definitive answer to my condition if possible. I will get a second opinion from another doctor.
I know you are not my doctor, I wanted to ask here maybe you have an idea or thought to help me understand what might be happening with my eyes.