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Hi. When did this shadow start?
this is strange to me but the fluid that is in my eye is covering half my vision, it started a week ago
eye meaning my pupil...
Have you noticed any flashes of light or black dots floating around in your vision?
when I close my eyes I see a ring of light
yes, I do see black floating dots
Ok. How about light that is like a flash bulb or a bolt of lightning....just lasts an instant....
when I close my eye I do see what you described
Ok. Well, the most likely cause of your symptoms is a retinal detachment in progress. This is normally an ocular emergency but, since yours has been going on for a week already and has, most likely, involved your macula (the center part of your vision) by now it will be OK to wait until tomorrow to have it checked out.
But by tomorrow I mean first thing tomorrow. By an ophthalmologist....not an optometrist. Does this make sense to you?
A visit to the ER, without the ability to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist, is of no value. Regular ER doc's don't have the equipment or training to deal with this issue.
Yes, I have to go in tomorrow to file for insurance but I will have a specialist have a look at it
Good plan. Do not delay. Untreated there is a 100% chance of total, lights-out blindness.
In that eye only, of course.
Under standable...I will do it
Ok. Best of luck to you.
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