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lightning flashes in eye

I started having lightning flashes in eye lst night.  Called to make apt with eye doctor and cant get in until monday...that is 3 days from now...everything i have read says to go imediately..should i go to er,  i have a headache, not as bad as a migrane (migraine), but it is starting to scare me.  especially after all that i have read...they all say go right away to dr,  dont know if that means immediately or wait the 3 days .
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No way to tell from your description what the cause is. Ideally discuss your symptoms over the phone with the ophthalmologist on call.

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What you had is probably an occular migraine.  They can be nothing or serious and as I am not a doctor can not tell you.  I would however go to the ER now and not in 3 days.  It is probably nothing serious but it is better to check it out now that not do anyting
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You need to talk to an eye md immediately. Go to www.aao.org and find the retina specialist closest to you. These doctors have an answering service or a 24 hour contact.
Please call and you will feel better. The doctor will see you if he thinks something immediate is going on. I have been on a Saturday, and a Sunday.

If there is no retinologist close by, call an ophthalmologist. lf you go to an ER, go to one who will call an eye MD.
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