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Hi, I'm 25years old female from the Philippines and I have been suffering from visual disturbances for years. I've been to a LOT of opthalmologist and hospital but I haven't gotten the right diagnosis. Which is really frustrating because my vision problem has been progressing and I haven't been to a doctor since Feb due to financial issue.
I've done quite a lot of research about the symptoms that I have been experiencing:
-Flashing/Arcing of lights
-Severe vision snow or insect like flying on my vision
- After image
- Water like wave in my vision
- cloudiness/ haziness
- aura like visual disturbance on my peripheral vision the get large when I move my head
- A week ago I notice an odd black spot near the center of my vision that appears appears when I tilt my head. Its quite opaque can't see right through it and it gets large As I continue to tilt my head. This is alarming and I got really scared
I've been to a LOT of eye forums looking for people who experience the same sympstom as I have and did a lot of symptom checkers and Diabetic Retinopathy always one of the results. I got scared I still haven't been diagnosed with Diabetes but I am also experiencing symptoms of the disease like ants in urine, weight loss and thirst. I'm so scared to losee my vision.
for me Diabetic Retinopathy is similar to death sentence. I heard that even with early detection and treatment DR it will only slow the damge of the disease but won't stop its progression and eventually you will still go blind. I'm afraid to lose my vision what worry me the most is that I only have $4 in my pocket, I don't have health insurance
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