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I am seeing a white light in the far left part of my vision

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I am seeing a white light in the far left part of my vision in my left eye. It is like a drop of white water either running up or down and is getting more regular as the days pass, I have had this for a week or so now. What could be causing this??

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Dr. Phil, MD :

\Hi I'm Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil, MD :

Can I ask your first name?

Customer: Can you answer the question initially asked please?
Dr. Phil, MD :

yes, I'm sorry

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just trying to be polite

Dr. Phil, MD :

This is a detached retina

Dr. Phil, MD :

classic symptoms

Dr. Phil, MD :

you have to see an ophtho right away

Customer: Sorry, first time using this service. How would this happen? What is the treatment? Will it wait until Tuesday? Will it get worse?
Dr. Phil, MD :

It can just happen spontaneously

Dr. Phil, MD :

The treatment is surgical repair

Dr. Phil, MD :

i wouldn't wait

Dr. Phil, MD :

it can get worse

Customer: What will happen if I leave it?
Dr. Phil, MD :

It could get worse and cause permanent vision problems

Customer: It's just because it's bank holiday and I have private health care which can use Tuesday?
Dr. Phil, MD :

You can wait it is just more of a risk.

Dr. Phil, MD :

If you can't get in to an eye doctor until then anyways then there is nothing you can do

Customer: Is there anything I should do to reduce the risk of making it worse?
Dr. Phil, MD :

just no heavy lifting or sports or exercise

Dr. Phil, MD :

just take it easy until tuesday

Customer: Thank you for your help, very much appreciated.
Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome :)

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