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Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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I had a shadow in the corner of my eye and slight pain in my

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I had a shadow in the corner of my eye and slight pain in my eye but after a day and a half it went away 2 years ago I had a detached retina but had no pain then
JA: Did you have a recent injury to the eye? How is your vision?
Customer: No vision about the same
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I had cataract surgery 6mths before the detached retina same eye
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


Get an immediate exam.

Detached retinal.


Infection of the internal eye.

All need to be ruled out.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

Hi. My name is***** and I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.

Question and answer is just one of the services I offer. I can also provide you with premium services, such as live telephone or skype consultation, at a small additional cost. Let me know if you are interested.

I am a retina surgeon.

It is not glaucoma

It is not an infection of the "internal eye"

It might be a retinal detachment.

Tell me more:

1. Is this in the same eye you had the previous detachment?

2. Did you have a scleral buckle placed? Vitrectomy/gas-fluid exchange with endo laser etc?

3. Where was this shadow? TOp? Side? etc? Any hint of it still there?

4. Any flashes of light?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.