After my recent bout with the flu I began to notice floaters in my cancer eye and became concerned.
When I saw my Oncologist, a couple of weeks ago, he contacted my Ophthalmologist who decided to have me come in now instead of early March, as scheduled.
So, yesterday, I went in for a look see.
The floaters are not affecting my vision, but are a very minor annoyance.
The selfie, to the left, was taken on the way home, as I stood waiting for a bus at Richmond and Shepard, here in Houston.
First off, this page discussus floaters and more and something that my docs told me seemed to be my issue:
"The vitreous is a jelly-like material that fills most of the space inside the eye. As we age, the vitreous often liquefies and may collapse. This is more likely to occur, and occurs much earlier, in eyes that are nearsighted (myopia)."
Here is a drawing that describes what I see...
The lines are the floaters and I see all these clear little circles of fluid all around them. I see no flashes.
My little friends all move, as one, in the direction I look....
My doc checked out the eye, thoroughly and did an ultrasound; He says the Vitreous Jelly is degenerating, or seperating from the eye, someting that happens to 60-70% of people as they age.
It will settle at the bottom, in time and the brain will eventually ignore and get used to it.
It will not affect my vision.
My retina is OK.
I will have a follow-up appointment in July or August.
Meanwhile I still see my Oncologist who's job is to monitor my cancer and be sure it doesn't decide to explore the rest of my body as it recedes in the eye.