A 29-year-old female asked:
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i was punched straight in the eye so hard. a day after, i've been seeing white flashes of light in the outer right corner of my r eye but no floaters ?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Retinal traction?: This could be a sign that the retina has sustained some damage or has some traction on it from the vitreous gel. A dilated eye exam would be a really good idea as soon as possible to rule out a retinal tear.
Answered on Jun 20, 2018
Dr. Jack Sipperley
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye trauma: You may just have a bruise of your retina (commotio retinae) or you may have a tear in the retina. You need to see an ophthalmologist for a dilated eye exam ( fundus examination) to make sure the retina is not torn.
Answered on Sep 13, 2019
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