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Can a vitreous hemorrhage cause flashes with or without retinal tear?

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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Yes depends: Yes this is possible especially if the vitreous hemorrhage is caused from a vitreous detachement which is different from a retinal detachment. Patients with a vitreous hemorrhage from a vitreous detachment should be watched to ensure they do not develop retinal detachment.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: An eye doctor, especially a retina specialist, can determine what is going on exactly. If the vitreous hemorrhage is from a posterior vitreous detachment (with or without a retinal tear or detachment), it can occur with flashing lights.

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