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A 36-year-old female asked:

A half hour ago a light started flickering in my peripheral vision and won't stop. it's like the light after someone takes your picture ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
?ocular migraine: This could be an ocular migraine episode caused by small vessel spasm but it should subside. There is usually no associated headache. However if the flickering lights persist and especially if you see new onset of spots in visual field or blurring, you should be examined by an ophthalmologist to rule out retinal tears or vessel leaks.

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Last updated Jan 7, 2015

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