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When I open my eyes in morning large black patch appears as

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When I open my eyes in morning large black patch appears as if above me. Goes when I get up.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi. Is this patch in both eyes or just in one? How long has this been going on?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Both eyes but bigger in right. Two days

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Gillian. There are two possibilities here and both of them serious. This could be a transient ischemic attack--a threatened stroke. The other possibility would be a retinal detachment but for that to happen in both eyes simultaneously would be very unusual. I strongly suggest you either get to an emergency room or call your doctor because you need a full exam eye exam and an MRI of the brain in addition to an ECG and carotid artery studies. Please don't delay even a minute more before acting on this and getting evaluated
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