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Old 09-12-2002, 05:15 AM
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unfortunately, retina problems are 'special' and can't be treated by general eye doctors as a rule. flashes and flurries are really something that needs attention and the first medical provider probably could have either referred you immediately or at least tried to look to see if there was something wrong or advised immediate consult if things got worse.

also unfortunately, unless caught early, the consequences are not the most favorable. there are lots of new things but the results are still not the best.

fortunately, there are more support groups out there, and more external help that can be obtained (low vision aids -- many are available online!).

fortunately, there is increased awareness when one eye goes, so one is more vigilant for the next eye.

take care!
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