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Thread: Black spot behind eye ... What was your or someone you know outcome ??

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    Question Black spot behind eye ... What was your or someone you know outcome ??

    Hi all,



    To cut a long story short on my very first recent eye check up at a reputable Optometrist (my GP did warn me in so many words there are some dodgy ones, and she highly recommended this Optometrist), ... amongst the checkup being done the Optometrist told me he looking obvious in hiding his concern that he found a ' black spot ' behind my right eye and that when i come in to pick up my reading glasses this week (yes apparently it's common when you reach about 45 to be getting reading glasses - OMG i never felt so old when he told me this ) anyhow he will place drops in my eyes and take photo's of it and hopefully gets results of what it is (meaning if it's eye cancer) ...

    My question is has anyone here or someone you know very well (sorry no friend of friend stories) been told during a check up they have a black spot and what was the outcome (and what happened after that) ??

    After myself having a close call with breast cancer which resulted in surgery at 34, and then another close call with skin cancer last December where i had chunks taken out of my arm, i'm just hoping this is another 'C word ' bullet i can dodge again

    TIA for any helpful advice

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    i know you dont want a friends story and its because of this that i am posting even tho i wish i wasnt as i dont know how you may feel about what i will say,

    Well my step brother about 40+ years his vision started to go in one eye all of a sudden after a brief check up he was sent to get more tests done. It was found he had cancer. The upside is they found it in time. Yes much later than your finding but in his case there were not able to save his eye. but he still lives a for-filling happy life I hope you get some real answers soon sweet xoxoxox thinking of you

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidipa View Post
    i know you dont want a friends story and its because of this that i am posting even tho i wish i wasnt as i dont know how you may feel about what i will say,

    Well my step brother about 40+ years his vision started to go in one eye all of a sudden after a brief check up he was sent to get more tests done. It was found he had cancer. The upside is they found it in time. Yes much later than your finding but in his case there were not able to save his eye. but he still lives a for-filling happy life I hope you get some real answers soon sweet xoxoxox thinking of you
    ............................. thank you so much YES i want to hear ' any ' outcomes, good stories or ones that are not (just not totally gruesome ones as someone put a post on my gallstone thread last year and it was so uncalled for, as details can be told but not in such a negative emotion behind it and without with the absolute deepest impact of fears put into) ... strangely enough i'm kind of ok about it with myself, if i have to lose an eye i oddly enough feel lucky about it as i think about my young SIL who lost her life last year to cancer, and i'd rather lose an eye then my life if it came down to it. It's when i think of my little 4year old DD then i feel stressed about the ' not knowing yet ' IYKWIM - i guess what it is i hardly known anything about what ' black spots ' is all about and i figured this thread might give me a bit of an i idea !!

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    so when will they do further testing? im glad u took my post well lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidipa View Post
    so when will they do further testing? im glad u took my post well lol
    ........ the Opt said he will do the test (take photo's) when my reading glasses come in as i didn't like their colour frames as they were too dark & boring for me LOL i wanted something funky & bright, so i have to wait for a phone call from them to tell when they are in ... i was told that last Thurs and they were guessing in about 3 working days, so sometime this week i should be getting the test done (i hope )

    (Squid, how's your FIL doing ??)

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    Smiles - i have a couple of "spots" that have been discovered on examinations. i now have the dilation of my eyes every 12 months to monitor. on examination, they were nothing nasty (though they did find that my visual issues are more complex than we thought). my optometrist keeps a very close eye on me (excuse the pun!) and has sent me to specialists to have detailed visual field tests done and have more examination by specialists

    make sure you take DP with you when you go for this exam - you won't be able to drive for at least a few hours, and will have very sensitive eyes for a while

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    My uncle just had an operation (3 weeks ago) for a cancer on his eye. I don't know what his initial symptoms were but he came through the op really well and he is 72 and there has been absolutely no deterioration to his eyesight (it wasn't perfect to start with but got no worse at least)

    Hopefully since they are not in a massive rush to test you its only precautionary but just wanted to let you know of a positive worst case scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briggsy's girl View Post
    Smiles - i have a couple of "spots" that have been discovered on examinations. i now have the dilation of my eyes every 12 months to monitor. on examination, they were nothing nasty (though they did find that my visual issues are more complex than we thought). my optometrist keeps a very close eye on me (excuse the pun!) and has sent me to specialists to have detailed visual field tests done and have more examination by specialists

    make sure you take DP with you when you go for this exam - you won't be able to drive for at least a few hours, and will have very sensitive eyes for a while
    ... thanks heaps BG, yeh he warned me too about not driving as vision will be blurred from the drops he puts in. It was his reaction when he asked about my recent skin cancer scare that worried me some. I'm the sort of person that needs to face all outcomes as i cope better that way if i'm to have a bad surprise as i call it (reason also behind this thread) that way to me anything less is a bonus

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmac View Post
    Hopefully since they are not in a massive rush to test you its only precautionary but just wanted to let you know of a positive worst case scenario.
    ... very true, i thought the same thing !!

    (thanks for the story )

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    it was 24 hours with my bro so hey thats positive for you hey
    Last edited by squidipa; July 11th, 2010 at 08:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidipa View Post
    it was 24 hours with my bro so hey thats positive for your hey
    ... thanks for the chin up

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    ... saw a friend yesterday whom i told her i have been told i have a black spot behind the eye, and hope to get it checked out soon.

    And i said to her it could be anything meaning it could be an ok outcome ... with that she had a positive look on her face and said " Yeh that's right " smiling whilst she said it then in the next breath she said " My Dad had the same thing and he had to have chemo " ... then she realised what she said wasn't so much a positive response then she tried to cover it by saying " Oh but he has diabetes and it's common to have in his situation " ... Harr harr you would have thought i would have freaked but i found the funny side to her slipping up with what was meant to be something positive to my ears

    (I'm still waiting for a phone call from the Opt receptionist , i will ring tomorrow as i wanna get this over with)

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    I have 3 black spots in my eye. Went to an opthamologist and it turned out that it was just the make-up of my eye. They check my eyes every 12 mths and no changes for the last 4 years other than during pregnancy, they got a couple of millimetres bigger. They reduced in size after I had the boys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocaholic View Post
    I have 3 black spots in my eye. Went to an opthamologist and it turned out that it was just the make-up of my eye. They check my eyes every 12 mths and no changes for the last 4 years other than during pregnancy, they got a couple of millimetres bigger. They reduced in size after I had the boys!
    ... thanks for your post

    Do you mean as in specks on the front of the iris ?? ... as i have plenty of those (more so on my right eye) but the Opt said they are fine it's just the black spot that i can't see but he could with his equipment behind my eye that he wants to check out further !!

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    No, I mean behind my eye that you can only see with the optometrists gadgety thing and then you see the picture on the screen. Looks huge on screen!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocaholic View Post
    No, I mean behind my eye that you can only see with the optometrists gadgety thing and then you see the picture on the screen. Looks huge on screen!!
    ... thanks heaps Choc for that as it's made me feel that much better now

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    My pleasure!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiles4u View Post
    And i said to her it could be anything meaning it could be an ok outcome ... with that she had a positive look on her face and said " Yeh that's right " smiling whilst she said it then in the next breath she said " My Dad had the same thing and he had to have chemo " ... then she realised what she said wasn't so much a positive response then she tried to cover it by saying " Oh but he has diabetes and it's common to have in his situation " ... Harr harr you would have thought i would have freaked but i found the funny side to her slipping up with what was meant to be something positive to my ears
    Definitely an extreme example of mouth-before-brain there. Hope you hear something soon.

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