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Neuro and eye doctors: had 2-day migraine, then flashes of light not like usual aura. how do you tell if aura or retina detachment? see which doctor?

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Dr. Anthony Anzalone answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

If i were you i would go to a doctor that specializes in neuro-ophthalmology. If your in the new york/ new jersey area i recommend dr. Alison yashar.

Answered Aug 26, 2015

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Dr. Robert Chang answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Bilateral symptoms is rarely a retinal detachment. Unilateral flashes can be a sign of a retinal problem (especially in myopes) vs. Aura (usually a more specific fixed peripheral shape). Retinal detachment may have hundreds of new floaters and decreasing vision. See a retina specialist for exam to tell.

Answered Dec 12, 2014

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