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I seem to have like a spider web floating in my eye - do I

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I seem to have like a spider web floating in my eye - do I need immediate help?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.
Hello,

Do you see any flashes of lights?
When did this occur?
Do you see a shadow or veil off to the side of you vision?
Have you had eye surgery in the past?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes I see a shadow or veil off to the side of my left eye - I have never had I surgery in the past = It just started about an hour ago.
Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.

You should call your ophthalmologist immediately and tell them you have "new floaters with a shadow/veil in your peripheral vision". It is important that they see you today to look for a retinal detachment.

If you are not able to see an ophthalmologist today, then you should be evaluated in the emergency room for a possible retinal detachment.

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