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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. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Exam
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.

In brief: Exam
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.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Martin Raff
And follow Dr. Chang's excellent advice immediately. If you need surgery for a retinal detachment the sooner it is done the better the potential outcome.
Dr. Anthony Anzalone
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cover your bases
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.

In brief: Cover your bases
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.
Dr. Anthony Anzalone
Dr. Anthony Anzalone
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