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A 60-year-old male asked:

2 days ago i was in work and suddenly started seeing a floater in my left eye accompanied with flashing light. i thought i was having an ocular migraine. its been 3 days. its intermittent. is this an emergency?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes. What you described is a symptom of retinal detachment and you need to see a retina specialist for treatment to prevent deterioration of your vision. Go to a hospital emergency department if you do not have access to an ophthalmologist. Wish you good health.
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Any ophthalmologist can evaluate you please seek care
Jun 8, 2021
Dr. Alina Dumitrescu
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
It could be a retinal detachment and could be a vision threatening emergency. I recommend immediate examination by an ophthalmologist.

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