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A 21-year-old male asked:

Are sparkles in vision a symptom of brain tumour? why? is it due to pressure in optic nerve or chiasm? or occipital lobe or parietal lobe pressure?

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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery
Sparkles: Probably vitreous floaters

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A 21-year-old male asked:

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.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
Family Medicine 17 years experience
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.
Last updated Dec 11, 2016

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