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scared that I have to wait till im basically blind for doctors to care

My name is Christian and ive been blind in my left eye aince I was about five months old due to coates disease. Im now 19 and ive allways had a perfect right eye. But this year ive been getting pains and aches in my right amd left eye like never before, my night vision has all of a sudden become terrible and I coughed the other day and saw shooting lines of light. I've also been having flashes of light but the thing is I went to my gp amd they just give me lubrication eye drops and I even wemt to the opticians and I did all the tests. They said theres nothing in my eye and my vision is fine atm. Im just scared that no one will notice or care until there is seriously obvious evidence that somethings wrong with my good eye.

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Re: scared that I have to wait till im basically blind for doctors to care



I would try to go to another doctor seek out another option. Sometimes things can be so small that the doctors don't know there is something wrong until its bigger. That is from what my corneal specialist told me when I was having similar symptoms he thought mine was due to a small tiny tiny tiny tear that happened in the retina that they couldn't see. So my suggestion would be to find another doctor and seek out their opinion until someone finds the answer.


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