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I had a retina tear on my left eye two weeks ago, for the last

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I had a retina tear on my left eye two weeks ago, for the last few days i experience strange images to my left sife of the face, what could that be
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
I am a retina surgeon.

Tell me more about these strange images. Close your right eye and describe as well as you can what you are seeing.

From what you have posted, it does not seem like your retinal tear progressed to a retinal detachment....which is a good thing.

Did you discuss these images with your general ophthalmologist? If so, what did she make of them?

I look forward to your response so we can get to the bottom of what is going on.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i can see movement up and down sometimes like moving water or like the wind moving bushes it is very hard to describe. I phoned my ophthalmologist he is not sure maybe big flowing floaters
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Hmmmm....I'm worried that you may be having a retinal detachment.

I think it would be best for you to have a repeat dilated exam by an ophthalmologist....better safe then sorry when it comes to your eyes.

Could it be big flowing floaters? I suppose. But I don't want to bet on it.

An exam by a ER doctor is of no value with this issue, unless an eye surgeon is on call and can examine you in the ER.

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Thanks in advance,

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can i wait until the morning i have no flashes
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
I can understand how it might be hard to get any care tonight. So. Just take it easy. No reading, heavy lifting, etc. You can watch TV if you want.

Do your best to be seen first thing in the morning.


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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Hi Silvia,

What did the ophthalmologist find on Sunday morning? I hope everything was OK and you are doing fine.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thanks for your reply the retina is fine but they are not sire why i have all these strange movements hope that in time theu will go away thank you again silvia
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Silvia,

I am glad to hear that your retina is OK :-)

Have a happy turkey day.

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