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A 41-year-old female asked:

For a few weeks now i keep seeing moving shadows out of the corner of my rt eye. now yesterday and today i had a bright white flash of light..same eye?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Get eye exam: See an optometrist or ophthalmologist to discuss your symptoms and have thorough eye exam w/dilated retinal exam. Need to be sure is not an indicator of retinal detachment.
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Dr. Joseph Ortiz
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Retinal problem?: I would highly urge you to seek consultation with an ophthalmologist, as your symptoms of shadows and flashing lights could be suggestive of a problem with the retina, the back part of the eye - some conditions can be very serious.
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Last updated May 23, 2016

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