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A 21-year-old female asked:

i keep getting lots of flashing particals in my vision sometimes theres not many sometimes theres loads and other times its like shooting stars 50% of the after these random burts i get a really bad headache others a hot flushes and bad dizzyness with ri

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Migraine headache: Your description sounds like migraine headaches but you need to have a complete eye exam to make sure everything with eye is ok. Flashing lights can be a sign of retinal disease so a dilated exam is needed as soon as possible.
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Migraine: The attacks are typical of migraine. Try staying well hydrated at all times and stop oral contraceptives if you are on them.

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