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Blue flashes of light in the eyes

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
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Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
See ophthalmologist: Can't tell for sure the cause of the flashes, may due to something in the back of your eyes, may be your eye pressure, or other reasons, A negative ey... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Common, but check: Flashes of light are a common symptom in an ophthlmology office. Most often, it is not a sign of a serious problem. Rarely, especially if the flashes ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Your symptoms can be: one or two separate issues. Flashes of light seen in a dark room may be due to vitreous pulling the retina causing retinal traction, tears, breaks or ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Flashing lights: Flashing lights in the eyes with the lights out cound be a sign of retinal issues (tears, breaks, or detachment), migraine headache related, or other ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
P;robably nothing: Flashes mostly occur from instability at the interface between the retina and the vitreous overlying it. While they can be an early warning of the ri... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Photopsias: These are termed photopsias. They are due to jiggling of the retina by the internal components of the back of the eye. Most common is due to changes... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Flashes : Flashes of light can indicate a serious problem. If associated with floaters, flahes could indicate a retinal tear. Your husband should have an eye ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Depends : If you just saw him for a glaucoma checkup, then he probably would not have seen any peripheral retinal issues. So call him & indicate your sympto... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Normal: The eye and brain do not like to have a pattern of incoming information interrupted. When you close your eyes, the signal diminishes substantially an... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Trevor Elmquist
Ophthalmology 9 years experience
Get dilated exam: Get a dilated exam with scleral depression as soon as possible. Proper diagnosis is needed to decide if anything can be "done to stop this".

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