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What causes a streak of light in your peripheral vision?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Shaking of retina: The retina only has nerves of vision and if something shakes it, you will notice a light streak. This can happen occasionally spontaneously. And also in relationship to the aging of the vitreous within the eye. If the light streaks happen one after another even with the eyes shut, then you should have an evaluation to rule out more serious conditions.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What causes my peripheral vision to be "shaky"?

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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Possibly Migraine: This is a somewhat unusual symptom, but sounds like it could possibly be from ocular migraine. No headache or pain is required for that diagnosis. You should have a thorough exam by an ophthalmologist, probably including a visual field exam, to help determine the cause and to rule out certain neurological causes. Depending on the testing results, neuroimaging with a ct scan or MRI may be required.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Causes of loss of peripheral vision?

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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Many many: Most common would be glaucoma and stroke.

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