Dark spot in my vision. Anyone else experience this?

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In darkness I have a dark spot in center of vision. Shows up very little in light. Everything is very dark when trying to drive at night. Almost blind! Trouble started about a year ago. Had all kinds of eye tests. Found nothing wrong. What next?
If I close either eye it's still there. Anyone have this problem?

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One must keep in mind that ER personnel don't always know what to do; in my case this happened while I was living in a small city in NC. I developed a retinal detachment during a weekend, and I went to the emergency room and described the symptom, already being quite certain that was what had happened. The physician who examined me essentially went "duh, let's take your temperature and BP" and then finally "we ordered an appointment with an ophthalmologist at the eye clinic on Monday". I had to pay over $300 out of pocket for essentially nothing. (I was already a patient of that eye clinic.) About the only thing I could do was to laugh at the fact that the ER physician's last name suggested he would be more experienced at treating broken legs! The eye clinic was only partially successful in saving the vision, which was gradually lost anyway.
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I have not seen anyone suggest a Retina Specialist. About ten years ago as I was having my coffee and reading the morning paper parts of the news print seemed to be missing. I grumbled about the poor printing of the newspaper - however as the day went on I discovered it to be in other things I read. By this time I was in a panic! I met my eye doctor at the door when he arrived that morning. He told me there was nothing that could be done and that I had a stroke in my eye. I was almost hysterical and immediately made an appointment with the best Retina Doctor in my area (perhaps in a wider area and very experienced). He tested me by putting dye in my veins and taking pictures of the inside of my eye. Then he explained to me that I had a stroke in my eye from a clogged vein and the blood spilled out on my retina (which is the film in the camera - so to speak). Because the clog was between two veins (?) lying on top of one another the surgery for that would be very difficult and perhaps not successful. He monitored my retina often hoping for the clot to release blood to pass. No such luck - then he used laser treatments to stop the flow. He monitors me yearly and has put off using the laser again because that means you will never regain sight in that area ever. He is prudent and wise and hoping the body will repair itself before he takes drastic measures. I had never heard of this before and I wanted to offer it as a possibility. I live in Ohio and my Retina Specialist is Dr. Singerman - of Retina Specialists. So I offer that information to have the problem looked at by a great Retina Specialist that I go to.
Not being able to see is as frightening as not being able to breathe.
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Concerning the above, my situation is a little more complicated still. In 1980 I developed CIPD (a mild, chronic Guillain-Barre-like syndrome) that progressed gradually over a number of years, but then gradually went away, all while on tetracycline for seborrheic dermatitis. I had the impression the tetracycline might be ameliorating the problem. January 2015, tetracycline became unavailable, and I crossed my fingers. Indeed, the syndrome gradually returned. When my dermatologist put me on doxycycline to treat my now recurring seborrheic dermatitis, I thought maybe it would save me from my CIDP, so I got my neurologist to give me a larger dose (50mg qid), and indeed it is working, Part of my CIDP appears to include vestibular neuritis and I think optic neuritis, the latter causing things to be generally darker. This has been getting better, but I have wondered whether the spot we are talking about is part of the optic neuritis. However, the spot is so well-defined that I think it is the epiretinal membrane that I am seeing and is preventing dim light from getting through. It's all very complicated. But if I am right, removal of the membrane would eliminate the spot and the problem of difficulty seeing in the center of the field of vision in real dim light.
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I have EXACTLY the same symptom. I know EXACTLY what you are talking about. It is not a floater. It is only seen in dim light. Rapid blinking of the eye in dim light while looking at a white wall makes it clearly seen. It tends to be tear-shaped, with the narrowing part going to the side. It is the same phenomenon, but pointing in the opposite direction, in each eye. When light is very dim, it doesn't get through this spot. At night, when the room is dark and very dim light is coming through the window, if I look to the side of the window I see the window, but if I look directly at the window, I don't see the window. (There is not enough light coming through the window to get through the spot.) I have mild, stable, dry AMD and also epiretinal membrane causing macular pucker. My current thinking is that I am seeing the epiretinal membrane, which is translucent, but does stop a little light from getting through. I have an appointment with my retina specialist to explore this symptom. And maybe it is already a well-known phenomenon, but I have not found that yet.
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The dark curtain thing is classic for a TIA. Or maybe there is just something wrong with the right eye. In either event, do not hesitate to get it looked at ASAP. If it had not been going on a few weeks I would even say ER - and I would use the ER if yu cannot get an appointment in the AM!
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I came across your post today looking for the exact same answer. It is only noticeable at night in my right eye. I can look outside at a full moon with both eyes and it seems ok but as soon as I cover my left eye, there is a shadow. It's as if someone threw up a dark curtain. I noticed this a few weeks ago and not it concerns me....
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If anyone uses an eye cleaner to take off eye makeup, you might want to change brands. Could be some of the cleaner or oil is getting into the eye and not clearing off. If it goes away by rubbing the eye, then one needs to use less of the product or a different product.

I have issues with my eyes getting dry at night.... eye drops really help :)
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The problem for me began last week. At night, if I wake up to go to the bathroom, I have black large forms that look like cloud formations that move to different shapes. Is that the same as the other types of floaters?
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This is easy for me to say here in Boston, but consider going to a specialty hospital for your eye care. I guess I would trust local people for simple cataracts, but I've had detachments in both eyes, and have "long eyeballs," so I make sure that my eye care is done by experts.
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Have y'all been to your doctors yet? TIAs, retinal detachments and glaucoma being possible, and preventable consequences treatable, make sure to go ASAP! Possible TIA would warrant ER for sure...about the only thing I would NOT go in for would be if I knew it was just part of a migraine aura because it was just like a bunch I'd already had, and not a hair different, or just my blepharitis acting up, Glare form a cataract would be less emergent but needs attention too. Hope you all turn out to be OK and don't miss the chance to treat anything bad or semi-bad!!
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