How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Chip Your Own Question
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 36164
Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Chip is online now

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

This answer was rated:

When I open my eyes in morning large black patch appears as if above me. Goes when I get up.
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

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
Dr. Chip and 3 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you