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 answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
Answered Jun 05, 2021
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
It could be a retinal detachment and could be a vision threatening emergency. I recommend immediate examination by an ophthalmologist.
Reviewed Jun 25, 2021
Last updated Jun 25, 2021
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