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Spider Web over eye.

I am a 32 year old female. The past couple of weeks I have had something over my right eye that kindof looks like a spiderweb. I can see through it but it is right in my sight. I also have started noticing what looks like a stroblight going off in my eye. It's very distracting and I have no idea what it is. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank You DeAnna
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you need an eye exam quickly.  this sounds like recent onset of floaters (the spider web) and recent onset of FLASHES (the strobelight).  it is possible that you could have:

1) retinal detachment
2) retinal hole
3) retinal tear

among other possibilities.  if you are having a retinal detachment, time is of the essence.  do not wait.  go to the eye doctor today, seriously.

i am not trying to panic you, but some of the things that cause those symptoms are serious sight-threatining conditions.
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Thank You for your advise... may I ask what kind of eye doctor do I need to see and do I just explain it like I did in my ealier statement?
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any eye doctor is better than none.  but you might be better off seeing a retinal specialist 1st.  problem with that is many insurance companies/hmo's wont let you see the "specialist" w/o a referral from your primary provider 1st...
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thank you again... could this be part of another problem I'm having with getting very dissy that I will be walking and just start to fall over to the side?...I don't have eye insurance... all I have is medical... so I guess I'll just go to my eye doctor and start there... thanks again....
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