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Why am I having a constant black spot in the center of my left eye?

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Published At March 28, 2022
Reviewed AtAugust 9, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Almost three weeks back, I started to notice a deterioration in the vision of my left eye due to a constant black spot that I see in the center of my eye. This leaves me practically incapable of seeing anything with the left eye. I am taking the tablet Galvas Met (Vildagliptin and Metformin HCl) 50 mg/850 mg, the tablet Netrilix SR (Indapamide), and vitamin D supplements. I used to experience eye dryness and a burning sensation, but I never had vision issues prior to this incident. I have also been using over-the-counter eye drops for dryness. I got the OCT (optical coherence tomography) macula test done.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

As seen in your OCT, you have a choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM) scar at your macula. This is the area of the eye with the maximum vision, hence the black point in your vision is seen. As seen in OCT, there is no fluid or swelling present as of now, so continue with your medication and keep regular follow-ups.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Thank you for your response.

My ophthalmologist told me that there is nothing to be done as treatment so I am not on any medication. Can you please let me know if there is anything that can be done to treat it? Are there any medications or even surgeries that can treat this condition? Thank you.

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

As of now, you can use anti-inflammatory drops and the tablet Retinal antioxidants for now. The surgical treatment options you can discuss with your vitreoretinal surgeon, but usually, the prognosis is grave. If the condition becomes active, that is any fluid collection or hemorrhage develops in it then the option of anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) injection is there.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Gopal R. Damani
Dr. Gopal R. Damani

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

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