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my left eye is nit as strong as my righteye. about a mont ago

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my left eye is nit as strong as my righteye. about a mont ago Iwoke up and could barely see out of my left eye, if I close my left eye and view this screen with myright eye I can see everything, if I close right eye and read the screen its very distorted, all the words look like they're waving around, make my eye sight very distrorted and very annoying to say the least. Its differanert from my eyesight when I get migrain headaches usually light bothers that,,which I can control with sunglasses. Is this anyhtin I need to worry about ab=nd a=make some type of apponiment. do I go to an eye specialist or a head doctor?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 2 years ago.

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did you read my discription on my problem

Doctor DanB : Yes, I did. When there is a sudden or abrupt change in vision like this that is accompanied by a visual distortion, this is usually a sign of a problem with the retina. For this reason, I would make an appointment to see your ophthalmologist. Does that make sense?
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am I witing for an answer here?

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what kinds of problems can the retina cause?

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Expert:  pippistrellodaqua replied 2 years ago.

I agree with Dr. Dan. You should obtain an appointment from your ophthalmologist soon. Distortions in one eye vs the other are strong indications of potential problems which should be carefully examined. Your eye doctor will perform several tests including a dilated eye exam to determine potential problems. One simple test is an Amsler Grid which I have linked below. This grid will help describe the distortions you notice. We look for distorted, missing, wavy, or broXXXXX XXXXXnes as you look at the grid with one eye from 30 cm away.

Good luck with everything.

Regarding your last question, retinal problems would include macular degeneration, diabetes, and other common eye concerns.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.


with my right eye it stayed as a chart. nothing,with my left eye it got all distorted and actually moves around and reshapes it was a little weird. So do you think this is a serius problem and what kind of timeframe can I wait to get an eye exam?

Expert:  pippistrellodaqua replied 2 years ago.
Changes to the grid can be due to something relatively minor like a wrinkle in the back of the eye or they may be due to serious complications from macular degeneration. It is impossible to know without an examination. I recommend obtaining one soon; early this week if possible. Most often the concerns are not serious, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.
I'm happy to continue the discussion if follow-up questions remain. Please consider leaving a positive rating for my answers once your questions have been answered in full.
Expert:  pippistrellodaqua replied 2 years ago.
Do you have further questions? I am happy to continue the conversation further if follow-up concerns arise. I am still waiting for you to give a positive rating. Thanks.

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