A 31-year-old member asked:
What do flashing lights in your peripheral vision mean?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Migraine: The most likely cause for this symptoms is occipital migraine which causes a greying out of the vision the the corresponding peripheral 1/2 of vision of each eye with surrounding flashing lights lasting up to 2 hours and leaving with no trace. Persistent flashing in one eye only especially with lowered vision and floaters might be a retinal detachment and needs ophthalmological evaluation soon.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 36-year-old member asked:
What does it mean if you have flashes of light in your peripheral vision?
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Neurology 28 years experience
Peripheral vision: Auras are visual manifestations of neurological symptoms. Flashing lights are one type of aura people report seeing, and these auras often appear in either eye. Migraines are a common cause of visual disturbances, such as flashing lights, but these uncomfortable visual symptoms can be the result of other physiological conditions as well. Anxiety, retinal disease, htn, and seizures may be an issue.
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 65-year-old member asked:
I sometimes see bright lights in my peripheral vision. What does it mean?
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
"Ocular " migraine: Migraine does not require a headache. How long do the lights last? Do you see them with your eyes closed? In both eyes?
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 32-year-old member asked:
What is loss of peripheral vision mean?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
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