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A 57-year-old female asked:

just yesterday i started seeing greenish squiggly lines. should i call my primary dr and get a referral . i am freaking out...

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Call Eye Doctor: No. You should call your eye doctor directly.

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