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I just woke up and am having trouble falling asleep as i am

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I just woke up and am having trouble falling asleep as i am seeing flashing stripes that are not going away in my peripheral vision, it is on my left upper side. I feel ok, no h/a or other symptoms. Should i be concerned about a detached retina
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: i am diabetic, take insulin and have one kidney -- otherwise good health
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 2 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.
Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

Do you have sudden increase in such flashing lights that are frequent or persistent?

Do you shade/shadow/spot in your vision that you can't see light through?

Do you have a large drop in your vision which doesn't improve?

Blurred vision,headache?

Itching,pain,heaviness in eye?

Lack of sleep?

Stress and anxiety?


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