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my mother has symptoms of retinal detachment (flashes..left eye

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my mother has symptoms of retinal detachment (flashes of light - she said it's been a month). and now she woke up seeing shadow at the side of her left eye. should i bring her to the ER right now or wait for an optha appt tom. i could not contact her primary doctor since it's sunday.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.
Hello,

Those symptoms are concerning for an active retinal detachment. She should go to the ER now.

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