2015-06-30

A hole in my eye

Today during a routine eye exam I noticed that I had a blind spot right in the center of my left eye - when I looked directly at a letter on the chart, it would vanish.

Now, I know that the fovea is worse at some kinds of vision; for instance, if you’re trying to look at a dim star, it’s best to look away and use your peripheral vision. But under normal circumstances, you should be able to see black text on a white background just fine in your fovea, yet that was disappearing for me.

So, they did an OCT scan of my eye, and lo and behold, I have a lamellar macular hole.

Good right eye:

Not so good left eye:

I’m told “it probably won’t get any worse, but it won’t get any better, either” and it’ll be rechecked every year.