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A 31-year-old member asked:

i was having light flashes on my left eye , now i see a floating black dot what is happening?

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Dr. Young Choi
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
Flashes of light: Sometimes when the vitreous (gel in the back of the eye) detaches, it can cause flashes of light and floaters. However, so can a tear in the retina. I would definitely recommend a dilated exam immediately by an ophthalmologist.
Dr. Manoj Mittal
Neurology 16 years experience
It can also represent migraine headache .
Sep 7, 2013
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Vitreous Detachment: You are describing a vitreous detachment with floater; usually benign. A retinal exam is needed to fully evaluate. Rarely this can also cause a retinal tear. If the vision becomes distorted, partially missing or you see thousands of specks in your vision this is a retinal detachment; an ophthalmic emergency.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

When I blink, I see a black spot in the corner of my left eye. Should I be worried?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Maybe: This may signifiy a problem with the retina. When you blink it stresses the retina with rapid changes in light intensity and may uncover a weaker spot. Should be looked at with a dilated examination by an ophthalmologist.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

I have a brown spot in my left eye. Will it go away or should I see the doctor?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Best to see your doc: Assuming this brown spot is on the cornea, it could be a stain or rust-ring from a metallic foreign body. See your ophthalmologist to give you a definite diagnosis and treatment plan.
A member asked:

I have what appear to be bubbles in my left eye.?

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Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
More information: Are you tlaking about bubbles on the surface of your eye? This can be caused by an infection, or by a reaction to something that got onto your eye, such as pollen. If you have a vision of bubbles, but there is nothing on the eyeball, this is a problem with your retina most likely and both problems could be an emergency. Please see your eye doctor asap.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What if anything do drs. Do to treat left eye brown's syndrome?

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Dr. VK Raju
Dr. VK Raju answered
Ophthalmology 56 years experience
Nothing or surgery: If it is not causing any problems[head posture] one can watch.Surgery can be done to improve.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What might cause my left eye to experiencesmyopia at the most random times?

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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Spasm: Of accommodation. I advise an eye exam.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Spasm of one or the 3 cranial nerves innervating eye muscles (3, 4, 6), or fatigue of one of those muscles. Have you been sleeping well? Do you awaken fatigued? Are you tired much of day!? Also suggest seeing. Doc-- could start with PCP, but likely will need eye doc.
Sep 2, 2012

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