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I am noticing flashes of light in my left eye. Can you tell me if it is something I should be worried about?
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I discovered a floater yesterday in my left eye. Cervical disc bulges which I aggravated by lifting something above my head causing head pain for a few days which is gone today.

This could be a detached retina

or the start of one

that would be the only serious concern

you need to see an eye doctor right away

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it is. I will make an appointment with my eye doctor. Thank you.

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