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Eye Danger Signs

If you experience any of the following eye symptoms, you should call the office immediately.  If I am out of town, please call the doctor covering my patients immediately. His/her phone number will be left on the outgoing voicemail message.

Eye Danger Symptoms

  • Flashing lights/floating black spots, veils or curtains. These can be symptoms of a retinal tear or a retinal detachment, which needs immediate attention.
  • Pain/ extreme redness /deceased vision/ light sensitivity. These may have several causes, including infections of the cornea, corneal abrasions, inflammation in the eye and acute glaucoma
  • Distorted vision/wavy lines. These can be caused by retina problems, including “wet” macular degeneration.
  • In a child under 6 years of age, one eye suddenly turning out, in or up. After an eye turns, it may become “lazy” and will lose vision.
  • In a child, a white pupil