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what is it called when you see lights flashing in eyes?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Photopsias: Flashing lights that occur in both eyes at the same time are often migraines. A flashing light in one eye is a serious symptom for which you should see an ophthalmolgist.

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How long do your eyes take to see after experiencing photo sensitivity?

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Blurry vision: Return of vision back to baseline after an episode of photosensitivity depends on the cause of the light sensitivity. You should go see an eye doctor is your vision is worsening or not improving.
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What is the lens in our eyes?

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What can cause puffiness around eyes?

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Fluid, gravity: Skin around eyelids is very thin - in some places only 4 cell layers thick. Thus, even a small amount of swelling can look prominent. Any irritation may cause such swelling. Further, as we age, the collagen and elastic tissue which provide support also age and lose some of their ability to counter the effect of gravity. Some vitamin C topical products may help strengthen collagen in this area.
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What is a good cosmetic procedure for wrinkles around the eyes?

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Botox and Volumizers: Wrinkles around the eyes may be caused by slight overactivity of the muscles of facial expression, loss of collagen and elastic fibers from sunlight and age, and loss of volume (fat and bone) with time. Botox can diminish muscular overactivity and fillers and volumizers can restore lost volume to the under-eyes and brows leading to decreased crinkles and sagging and wider, more youthful eyes.
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Does lasik treat oval shaped eyes?

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Maybe: When you refer to "oval shaped eyes" i make the assumption that you mean astigmatism. Yes, lasik can treat most but not all types of astigmatism.

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