A 38-year-old member asked:
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Keep seeing orange flashes at the right side of my eye when the lights are off what is this?

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Dr. Mark Golden
40 years experience in Ophthalmology
Flashing lights: Flashing lights can be a sign of retinal detachment. The retina is like the film in the camera and is found in the back of the eye. When forces tug on the retina it can cause flashing light. That tugging can also pull a hole in the tissue allowing it to become detached. I suggest that anyone with flashing lights, especially if followed by showers of floaters should see an eye doctor right away.
Answered on Oct 8, 2017

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