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What can I do to address the flashes of light in the corner of my eye?

What can I do to address the flashes of light in the corner of my eye?

Get examined: You need a dilated retinal exam, sooner rather than later. It could be a retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more

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Having flashes of light in the corner of left eye sometimes?

Having flashes of light in the corner of left eye sometimes?

Vitreous detachment: Most likely, this is a "vitreous detachment" or a separation of the vitreous from the back of the eye. If this persists or is accompanied by floaters or a curtain, see an ophthalmologist immediately. ...Read more

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What could be causing light flashes in the corner of my eye when I turn my head quickly?

What could be causing light flashes in the corner of my eye when I turn my head quickly?

?: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What could cause a tiny light flash in the outer corner of your eye?

What could cause a tiny light flash in the outer corner of your eye?

Get checked quickly: Flashing lights in the periphery of your vision can mean a tear in your retina. You need to be evaluated right away to make sure that if you do it is treated before a retinal detachment develops. ...Read more

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I have flashes in the corner of my eye on occasions what causes this?

I have flashes in the corner of my eye on occasions what causes this?

See Ophthalmologist: You should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist within 48 hours of developing symptoms of flashing lights and new floaters. These symptoms suggest that a posterior vitreous detachment is occurring and may put you at risk for a retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have white flashes in the corner of your eye?

What does it mean when you have white flashes in the corner of your eye?

Depends: Flashes can be due to retinal stimulation or to migraine-like decreased blood flow to the brain.

If accompaniedby spots in front of the eyes or associated with headaches, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I see lights flashing out of the corner of my eye?

What does it mean when I see lights flashing out of the corner of my eye?

Don't ignore flashes: If you are suddenly seeing flashing lights you should have a dilated retinal examination, particularly if there are also floaters in your vision and if the flashes are brief and recurring. There are several possible causes but perhaps the most concerning is a retinal tear, which can lead to a vision-damaging retinal detachment. Don't ignore these symptoms. ...Read more

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What besides a retinal tear would cause bright flashes of light in the corners of the eyes?

What besides a retinal tear would cause bright flashes of light in the corners of the eyes?

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

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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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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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I'm seeing flashes in the corner of both eyes, what could this be?

I'm seeing flashes in the corner of both eyes, what could this be?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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I'm an 18 year old male and have noticed a white flash that appears in the corner of my eyes when I move my eyes left or right in the dark.

I'm an 18 year old male and have noticed a white flash that appears in the corner of my eyes when I move my eyes left or right in the dark.

flashes are common: Flashes floaters are a common occurrence without serious cause. The Viteous gel inside the eye has looser attachments to the retina which sometimes gets detached usually after surgery or trauma to the eye and in nearsighted eyes. The gel has particles which catch the light and reflect back as a flash. Sudden occurrence should be checked by an Ophthalmologist.. Unlikely a problem for you ...Read more

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I had razor like flashes for about 10 minutes in the corner of one eye this am.

I had razor like flashes for about 10 minutes in the corner of one eye this am.

Flashing lights?: The gel in the back of the eye degenerates naturally & during this process it tugs on the retina, causing flashing lights. Most commonly the end result are floaters in your vision, but sometimes a retinal tear. It is recommended that for persistent episodes of flashing lights, to be seen by an eye doctor for a dilated exam. This is to make sure that the retina is normal. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Why do I see flash of yellowish lights in the corner of one eye after I turn out the lights?

Why do I see flash of yellowish lights in the corner of one eye after I turn out the lights?

Retinal Irritation: Light flashes indicate that the tissue that you see with, called the retina, is being irritated. The most common cause is rapid cessation of eye movement, which can cause your eye muscles to stretch the wall of your eye. Or, sudden normal movement of the gel inside your eye, usually after the age of 60, can stretch the retina. Dark spots in your vision mean that you need to see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I see white flashes a lot in the corner of my eye now it doesn't hurt are red but I'm very concern?

I see white flashes a lot in the corner of my eye now it doesn't hurt are red but I'm very concern?

See ophthalmologiist: Light flashes in the periphery of your vision are usually caused by either a problem in your eye called vitreous detachment or ocular migraine. You need to see an ophthalmologist soon for a dilated eye exam to be sure your retina is OK. Don't wait, vitreous detahment can tear the retina and produce retinal detahment. If it's ocular migraine he/she can advise you about it. ...Read more

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Sometimes lately, especially in the morning, I see little tiny flashes/ flickers in the far left corner of my left eye. Should I be really worried?

Sometimes lately, especially in the morning, I see little tiny flashes/ flickers in the far left corner of my left eye. Should I be really worried?

Not as long as it's: Tiny, flickering flashes. If you see a whole lot of flashes or floaters coming down like a curtain, that would be an emergency. You'd then need to call your eye doctor, and go to the nearest er. If it's bothering you in increased frequency, then you call see your eye doctor, and discuss whether or not you need to come in for an exam. ...Read more

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Flashes at corners of eye for the last two three days, once or twice a day. Pain at the back of the head. No blurry or change in vision. Diagnosis?

Flashes at corners of eye for the last two three days, once or twice a day. Pain at the back of the head. No blurry or change in vision. Diagnosis?

Impossible: It is impossible to diagnose your problem without a thorough history and exam. Even then some tests may have to be run to help with a diagnosis. Could be a type of migraine. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See Ophthalmologist: You should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist within 48 hours of developing symptoms of flashing lights and new floaters. These symptoms suggest that a posterior vitreous detachment is occurring and may put you at risk for a retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more

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For a few weeks now I keep seeing moving shadows out of the corner of my rt eye. Now yesterday and today I had a bright white flash of light. Same eye?

Retinal problem?: I would highly urge you to seek consultation with an ophthalmologist, as your symptoms of shadows and flashing lights could be suggestive of a problem with the retina, the back part of the eye - some conditions can be very serious. ...Read more

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Soft ball like thing under my left eye lid and I get a flash in the corner of my left eye also?

Soft ball like thing under my left eye lid and I get a flash in the corner of my left eye also?

Chalazion: It is clogged oil gland in the eye lid. Many chalazia require minimal medical treatment, resolving on their own in a few weeks to a month. To facilitate healing, warm compresses can be applied to the eyelid for 10 to 15 minutes 4 to 6 times a day for several days. See eye doctor if does not get any better in few weeks. ...Read more

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I am 71. Started seeing flashes in outer corner of my left eye when walking in the dark. Specially when I turn my head.?

I am 71. Started seeing flashes in outer corner of my left eye when walking in the dark. Specially when I turn my head.?

See eye doctor: Flashes of light in the eye can be an indication of impending disruption of the vitreous or jelly like substance in the eye or more seriously an impending retinal detachment. See an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) immediately. ...Read more

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Keep seeing white flash or sometimes dark figure out of the corner of right eye. Went to see eye doc & all tests came out ok. How long will this last?

Keep seeing white flash or sometimes dark figure out of the corner of right eye. Went to see eye doc & all tests came out ok. How long will this last?

HMMMM...: Even though you're young, what you've described sounds very much like the symptoms compatible with retina detachment. I'm assuming you saw an opthamologist (md) but if not, I suggest you do so. Otherwise, I'm not sure how long this will go on. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do you who has Marfan syndrome also expierence jumping of the eye (s)/like a shiny silver flashing thing in the corners of your eyes?

Do you who has Marfan syndrome also expierence jumping of the eye (s)/like a shiny silver flashing thing in the corners of your eyes?

Maybe: In Marfan syndrome, it is possible to have ocular manifestations. The most classic associated eye finding in Marfan syndrome is lens dislocation. This can cause visual disturbances. It is important that everyone with Marfan syndrome be examined by an ophthalmologist on a regular basis (annual). Retinal detachment also occurs in patients with Marfan syndrome. ...Read more

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Flashes during rubbing my closed right eye and flickering on left eye corner in dark. Reviewed by retina sp - no change. How long until they subside?

Flashes during rubbing my closed right eye and flickering on left eye corner in dark. Reviewed by retina sp - no change. How long until they subside?

Flickering: Fortunately a retina specialist showed no detachments or other retinal pathology in your case. Could the flickering be due to simple floaters which can take different shapes and last indefinitely? ...Read more