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I see flashes of light from my left eye. Is this a problem?

I see flashes of light...
I see flashes of light from my left eye. Is this a problem?
JA: When was the last time you had your eyes checked? In general, how has your vision been lately?
Customer: I am due for an eye examine. My vision has been good.
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Customer: I have COPD and Congestive Heart Failure
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Dr. Chip
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Hello I'm Dr Chip

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Just a two days.

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Yes, this is a problem

There are two possibilities for this--

A tug in the vitreous humor--the jelly inside the eyeball--pulling on your retina, or an actual partial retinal detachment

You need to see your eye doctor as soon as possible for an exam and you may need laser surgery to repair this before it becomes more serious

Please let me know if you need any more information

Dr. Chip
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