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Old 08-01-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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Beginning about last Friday, I noticed a new floater in my lower left eye, and its darker then the rest. This is accompanied by flashes of light in the corners of my eye when I shift my eyes quickly from left to right, up to down and down to up. Same thing happens in my right eye but to a lesser degree and with no new floaters. I have an appointment scheduled for the 11th next week, and I would like to know if this needs to be booked earlier. I would also like to know if I should avoid using my LCD monitor or keeping away from the outdoor sun for awhile or reading small text up close.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I have no idea what you have, but get to your eye doctor asap. Eyes are nothing to fool around with. In the meantime, if you are having any pain, pick up an eye ointment, not drops. The ointment will soothe the eyes. Hope everything goes well. Sometimes if you are under stress your eyes will react. Stay out of bright lights and I would limit your computer time.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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The flashes of light are usually signs of a retina detaching. Call in the a.m. and tell them you need to be seen by a retinal specialist. If they refer you, you can be seen quickly. Some detach without tearing - mine did - but you can also lose your vision. I would not make those eye movements again!

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Old 08-01-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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See an eye doctor ASAP. That could be signs of a serious condition that could result in vision loss.

If it turns out you are going to have vision loss, feel free to PM me. I'm blind and can give you information on where to look for learning to live with vision loss. (Eye doctors are notoriously bad at providing this information.)
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:37 PM
 
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Neverwinter27 I don't mean to alarm you but you need to get to a hospital immediately! Most "floaters" are usually harmless but flashes of light is like others have said which could be your retina detaching. Get to a doctor right away.
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