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Have squinting scotoma. Told nothing significant. Slightly big now, visual disturbance

i have something like squintling scotoma in my eyes 24x7 for long time may be 20 years, Eye doctors told that it is floaters and i learnt to ignore it over time but now recently i think it is litter bigger and too much annoying. I checked with two eye doctors but they told my eyes are perfect no problem they are telling ignore it. I have visual small disturbances in field apart from this .Please let me know if a squintiling scotoma can remain in eye for 20years, with no problem
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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It needs to be clarified if it's a floater or scotoma. Floater is a perception of black dot/s moving in front of you and it can remain as such for decades & it's dangerous if it increases in number & if associated with flashes(lightening like lights).
Scotoma is a constant are of loss of field where you don't see in that particular area. That is usually associated with some retinal/ optic nerve problem. The scotome usually progresses over time.But if the doctor told it is a floater, he must've done your fundoscopy & confirmed that your retina & optic nerve are alright.
Answered: Wed, 26 Jun 2013
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