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Plano, TX
A 63-year-old male asked:

I have been experiencing some occasional shooting stars to the right of my right eye since about a week. any ideas of what it might indicate?

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Dr. Aziz Khanifar
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
See an eye MD: Seeing lights flashing could be a sign of a retinal tear which could lead to a retinal detachment and vision loss. Retinal tears are typically associated with a sudden increase in floaters also. In the other hand, seeing lights could also be a sign of ophthalmic migraine which may or not be accompanied with a headache. An evaluation with an eye md can help sort this out.

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Last updated Oct 19, 2013

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