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Top half of vision is normal but bottom half blurry with black circles

Question

Out of the blue yesterday I found that I had a weird feeling in my right eye difficult to describe and so when I closed my left eye I found that my right eye was out of focus but the top half of my eye was ok but bottom half blurry with half black circles and still the same 24 hours later?

Answer Written answer:

This needs looking at urgently. Your symptoms may be indicative of a retinal detachment. You should see an optometrist today if you can (some are open on a Sunday) and if not you should go to the A & E department of the hospital, making sure you see an eye doctor.

Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 30 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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