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A 23-year-old male asked:

Flashes at corners of eye for the last two three days, once or twice a day. pain at the back of the head. no blurry or change in vision. diagnosis?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrea Kossler
Ophthalmology 15 years experience
Exam: Flashes of light could mean a serious retinal problem such as a retinal tear or detachment, therefore you should see your eye doctor for evaluation. Your symptoms could also be due to an ocular migraine. This is due to spasm of an eye vessel and can result in peripheral flashes of light and/or visual changes and may or may not be followed by headache or migraine.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Impossible: It is impossible to diagnose your problem without a thorough history and exam. Even then some tests may have to be run to help with a diagnosis. Could be a type of migraine.

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Last updated Mar 3, 2014

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