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Why do I see white flashes with my eyes shut?

Why do I see white flashes with my eyes shut?

Possible retina tear: Flashes of light that occur in the dark (or with eyes shut) can be a sign of vitreous detachment, retinal tear, or retinal detachment. The flashes are caused by traction on the retina which is interpreted by the brain as light flashes. You should have this evaluated urgently by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes seeing flashes when shutting eyes?

What causes seeing flashes when shutting eyes?

Vitreous detachment: Vitreous detachment, or separation, is the most common cause of new onset flashes. If you have new onset flashes, even if you only notice them when you close your eyes, you should have a thorough eye exam to assess for retinal tears or detachment. ...Read more

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Why is it that i see flashing lights in my eyes?

The vitreous gel : that fills your eye is in constant contact with the retina, the film that allows you to see light in the back of your eye. Sometimes the vitreous gel tugs on the retina and this causes you to perceive a flash of light. You should have a dilated eye exam to make that the vitreous tugging did not cause a retinal tear or detachment. Be well. ...Read more

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Help! there's white flashes in the corner of my eyes?

Help! there's white flashes in the corner of my eyes?

Flashing lights: is a sign of tugging or "traction" on the retina, the film in the back of your eye. Have a dilated exam by an eye doctor to make sure there is no retinal tear or detachment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I sometimes see flashing lights in my eyes, what is it?

I sometimes see flashing lights in my eyes, what is it?

Potentially: New or worse floaters, flashing lights in your vision and/or part of your peripheral vision missing, require a dilated retinal exam by an eye doctor urgently. Do not delay. It could indicate a problem like a retinal tear or retinal detachment. It could also be an ocular migraine. ...Read more

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How do you relieve symtons to a weld flash to the eyes?

Corneal sunburn: This is the same thing as a sunburn to the skin only it is the highly innervated cornea which causes signficant pain. The best you can do is lubricate the eye with ordinary tear drops and wait for it to renew itself which usually takes 1/2 to 1 day. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) to relieve some of the discomfort in the meantime. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why i see flashing lights in my eyes?

Could you tell me why i see flashing lights in my eyes?

The vitreous gel : that fills your eye is in constant contact with the retina, the film that allows you to see light in the back of your eye. Sometimes the vitreous gel tugs on the retina and this causes you to perceive a flash of light. You should have a dilated eye exam to make that the vitreous tugging did not cause a retinal tear or detachment. Be well. ...Read more

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I'm having flashes in my eyes, will it go away over time?

I'm having flashes in my eyes, will it go away over time?

Depends: Flashing lights in the eyes can be due to many issues such as retinal tears, vitreous detachments, migraine headaches, neurologic disease, and others. How quickly the lights resolve depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Help please! i'm having white flashes in the corner of my eyes?

Help please! i'm having white flashes in the corner of my eyes?

Flashing lights: is a sign of tugging or "traction" on the retina, the film in the back of your eye. Have a dilated exam by an eye doctor to make sure there is no retinal tear or detachment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why would your eyes ever flash or do a strobe effect in the dark?

Why would your eyes ever flash or do a strobe effect in the dark?

See eye MD: Flashing lights seen in the dark imply a mechanical stimulation of the retina. The most common cause is a posterior vitreous detachment, usually a benign process. If you see a dark curtain coming over your eye, see an eye MD emergently. Otherwise, schedule an appointment. ...Read more