A 21-year-old male asked:
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are sparkles in vision a symptom of brain tumor? why? is it due to pressure in optic nerve or chiasm? or occipital lobe or parietal lobe pressure.

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Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
No.: None of the structures you mentioned would cause sparkles in the vision. Scotomas are benign as long as they aren't persistent, they can be due to onset migraines, associated with headaches or happen for no reason. If they come on and stay and get worse for several days then we worry about retinal/vitreous detachment.
Answered on Dec 7, 2016
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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Sparkles: Actually seeing lights or flashes is more likely a sign of a retinal issue, migraine or vascular problem than brain tumor.
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Maybe not: Some brain tumors do not put any pressure on the optic nerve. On the other hand, there are lots of other causes of vision problems. It is probably n ... Read More

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