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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye exam: Only a dilated eye exam by a professional can determine this.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
See an eye doctor: You must have your eyes dilated and examined. A retinal detachment can't wait. Get a move on.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Gee
14 years experience Retinal Surgery
Surgery now!: If your retina is detached, time is vision! The sooner your retina is repaired the more likely you are to regain vision lost, or prevent permanent vi ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: If the macula (central part of your retina where most of your central vision comes from) is off already, then it won't matter much at all. If the ma ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
See below: New or worse eye floaters, flashing lights, loss of peripheral vision (like a veil or curtain) could indicate the presence of a retinal detachment. Th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
See below: New or worse eye floaters, flashing lights, or loss of peripheral vision could be a retinal detachment. This symptoms always require an urgent dilated ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Symptoms: Retinal detachment (rd) commonly causes flashing lights in the vision, scores of floaters and rapid changes in the vision. It is almost always in one ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Neyman
17 years experience General Practice
See an eye Dr: With any eye issue, i suggest you see an opthalmologist! your symptoms may include loss of vision similar to a curtain being pulled over your eye.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
See an eye doctor: You may have new/worse symptoms like flashes, floaters, or partial obstruction of your vision (like a veil or curtain). The only way to know is to hav ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
42 years experience Ophthalmology
Floaters in eue: Get exam by eye doc to rule out a retinal tear or hole
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
10 years experience Ophthalmology
Not necessarily: In most cases, eye floaters are due to the natural process of the gel-like substance in your eye losing some of its clarity. However, the gel can pull ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Gee
14 years experience Retinal Surgery
Get an exam: The only way to find out is to have an exam by a qualified eye MD. AAO.org is very helpful. If you have a retinal detachment, the sooner you see a s ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Symptoms: Retinal detachment (rd) commonly causes flashing lights in the vision, scores of floaters and rapid changes in the vision. It is almost always in one ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
See an eye doctor: Most oftentimes, floaters are a benign condition, that is, not concerning or dangerous. However, there are several serious, treatable conditions to b ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Kossler
14 years experience Ophthalmology
Possibly: If your question is "can i be an ophthalmologist", that depends on how significant your vision loss is from amblyopia. If you have severe vision loss ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: There are several possible causes for this but the most likely is one episode with no cause. Your best bet is to find a neuro-ophthalmologist who can ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Guibor
54 years experience Ophthalmology
Optic neuritis: See your local Ophthalmologist and / or Neurophthalmologist for follow up and rule out MS. Be sure to keep your appointments and take your medications ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
An obstacle: To be a complete ophthalmologist you need good stereoscopic vision to perform the kind of microsurgery that the profession demands. There are a few s ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Glaucoma: Is an elevated pressure in the eyes. There is a laser that can be used to lower the pressure. If lasik vision correction is what you want and there is ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Vision loss, floater: The classic symptoms of retinal detachment are a large number of floaters and sparks in front of one or both of the eyes, as well as sudden and painle ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Conjunctivitis: A pink eye can be due to many things. Classically a "pink eye" is due to viral conjunctivitis and can be very contagious with severe itchiness. If you ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Vision will worsen: Once cataract formation has started, there is no know way to reverse it or prevent progression. Inevitably, if the patient lives long enough a catarac ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
If you have double: vision with both eyes open, binocular diplopia, see an ophthalmologist soon. In infants & kids,eye muscle weakness(es) can cause the eyes not to c ... Read More

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