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The most likely cause of your symptoms is a posterior vitreous detachement.
You are likely experiencing a PVD or posterior vitreous detachment, a common event that happens in many people.You have a thick gel material in the middle of your eyes called the vitreous. Over time as it liquefies, this gel material collapses on itself, forms little clumps that you can see as dots, lines or bugs. As these clumps form the vitreous pulls away from the wall of the eye. In the process it can stimulate the retina -- causing the flashes that you may see.It is recommended that you see your ophthalmologist to look at the retina to make sure there are no problems such as a retinal hole or tear. In most cases, there are no problems, but this exam is precautionary and allows for preventative treatment of any lesions that are found.If you notice a sudden increase in floaters, flashes of light (like a lightning storm), or a shadow/veil in the periphery of your vision, this can be worrisome for a retinal detachment. You would need to contact your ophthalmologist promptly in that case.
However, since you have diabetes, we have to be concerned that you may be bleeding inside your eyeball (vitreous hemorrhage). If your vision is affected or if the floaters are getting worse/more it would be a good idea to have your eyes examined by an ophthalmologist just to make sure.
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I am away from my country.How many days I have?.What is the likely treatment and prognosis?
The lines have increased by few more since this morning,very faint though.
NO flashes of light yet Dr Rick
The lines have increased by few more,very faint though.No flashes of light yet
I am in Prague going to present a paper in SICOT,the largest body of orthopaedic surgeons in the world
What can I do immeditely to save the situation without going to an Ophthalamologist?
God Bless You Dr Rick