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Blue Flashes Of Light In The Eyes
19yrs old. Keep seeing round light flashes several times/day. Last ~1sec. First were blue&white, &now orange. Negative dilated eye exam in jan. Causes?
Common, but check: Flashes of light are a common symptom in an ophthlmology office. Most often, it is not a sign of a serious problem. Rarely, especially if the flashes are new and accompanied by a sudden onset of dark spots called "floaters" in your vision, it can be a sign of a tear in the retina, a possible first stage of a retinal detachment, which is treatable but can lead to loss of vision. Have it checked. ...Read more
Your symptoms can be: One or two separate issues. Flashes of light seen in a dark room may be due to vitreous pulling the retina causing retinal traction, tears, breaks or even detachments and should be evaluated. Lights seen in a zig-zag fashion may be from visual aura known as a 'scintillating scotoma" and is associated with a variation of migraine headaches. This as well can be evaluated by your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more
P;robably nothing: Flashes mostly occur from instability at the interface between the retina and the vitreous overlying it. While they can be an early warning of the risk of retinal detachment, most are benign - especially if the same pattern has persisted for many years. A look by a retinal specialist ophthalmologist would be reasonable to make sure there are no problems. ...Read more
See below: Floaters, flashing lights, or part of the peripheral vision missing (like a curtain or veil obscuring your vision) indicates the need for an urgent dilated retinal examination to rule out retinal tear or detachment. It could also be an ocular migraine, posterior vitreous detachment, retinitis, or tumor. Get it checked. ...Read more
Saw opthalmologist last week. Forgot to say that I have occasional flashes of light in periphery of eyes. Would he have seen retinal issues?
When my eyes are closed I see black shadows moving together and then apart from each other with intermittent flashes of light in-between. Serious?
Normal: The eye and brain do not like to have a pattern of incoming information interrupted. When you close your eyes, the signal diminishes substantially and your normally active eye and brain send internal patterns and signals to compensate. Don't worry about this and enjoy the show. ...Read more
What causes flashes of light in your eyes and once in a while dizziness. This has been occurring to my husband for a week or more, should he be concerned (he is working out of town)
If I have flashes of light in the corner of my eyes and seeing floaters, what should I do? Can something be done to stop this?
I have been having random flashes of light in my eyes for almost 3 months now. I've had three retinal exams & an MRI which were all normal. Help?
It is an aura of regular migraine but in this situation you do not get headache you get different kind of visual disturbances temporarily including flashes of light. To read more check this link
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/expert-answers/ocular-migraine/faq-20058113 ...Read more
The last couple months, I see slow flashes of light in my peripheral vision in right eye. It lasts a few seconds and goes away when I move my eyes?
When rt eye closed?: How do you know it's in your right EYE (as opposed to right FIELD of VISION)? Do the flashes of light (fol) go away when you close the right eye? Do the fol only appear on the right side of your body? Both eyes contribute to the sense of vision on the right side. Either retina could've detached, or you could've some other problem. 1st step: See an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. Good luck ...Read more
Flashes: Flashes are potentially a sign of a retinal tear or detachment and immediate evaluation is indicated. Other possible causes include intraocular inflammation and stimulation of the retina due to normal aging changes of the vitreous gel in the back of the eye. If you are currently seeing flashes, call an eye doctor immediately. ...Read more
Seeing bluepinkpurp FLASHES of light be benign? Saw opthamg said eyes look healthy. Didn't find harm. Not flashing lights, flashes. Nomigraine. Worried.
Retina migraine Brai: Flashes of light can signify signify many different conditions and the very first thing to do is to have a complete and dilated I exam in which the retina is checked thoroughly to make sure that there are no retinaldiseases. It also can signify migraine particularly when it's followed by a headache or it could at times Oak her without the headache at which point we call it a retinal migraine. ...Read more
I've been getting pain and pressure in both eyes. Last night I started seeing flashes of light and it was difficult to see. My eyes feel dry.
Sinus disease?: Sinus congestion commonly causes pain behind both eyes and may be treated by OTC Flonase or decongestants like Sudafed as long as your blood pressure is under control. The flashes may be ocular migraine if in both eyes and not accompanied by headache. If your vision loss was profound, it is definitely time to see an ophthalmologist! ...Read more
For a week, when I close my eyes to sleep, I have bright white flashes of light. The room is completely dark but my eyes see bright light when closed.
Help! Seeing flashes of light when I tightly shut my eyes and am dizzy, retinas have been checked and are fine what is causing this?
Thought normal to hear pulse, vertebrae move, my voice, chewing, etc. However, eyes now twitching (flashes of light) scd? What doc do I see?
Get examined: You need a dilated retinal exam, sooner rather than later. It could be a retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more
Are small flashes of light in vision normal? I have an eye floater in my right eye, could it be from that?
I was punched straight in the eye so hard. A day after, I've been seeing white flashes of light in the outer right corner of my r eye but no floaters?
Should I go to emergency room or make appointment with my reguar g.P. First? Have a "floater" the size of a pea in my right eye. Am also seeing occasional flashes of light in that eye. The eye is also mildly aching and feels like it has pressure in it.
You: You need to see an ophthalmologist within 24-48 hours. The E.R. Might have an eye doctor on-call, but you may be better off going right to the source. Call a nearby eyedoc, and describe your symptoms. They should see you same day as an emergency! ...Read more