A Fluffy, White Patch in Your Eye

A fluffy, white patch in your eye is called a “cotton-wool spot” and can represent a compromise to the circulation and vascular system.   They can also indicate damage to the retinal nerve fibers, with build-up of material that doesn’t belong there.   Sometimes you can have a sudden “blind spot,” blurry vision, or peripheral vision loss.  Continue reading “A Fluffy, White Patch in Your Eye”

When a Complete Blood Count is Recommended

By Dr. Yvonne Alomia A 26 year old patient came in for an eye examination.  Vision was 20/20 in both eyes.  Dilation of the eyes revealed a blood vessel abnormality right above the optic nerve (seen in the photo below).   Complete blood count, with lipid profile, was recommended.   A complete blood count provides important informationContinue reading “When a Complete Blood Count is Recommended”