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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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Random white flashy circles in peripheral both sides. Full vision good in peripheral and front. Ocular migraine or beginning of retina tear? Worried

Random white flashy circles in peripheral both sides. Full vision good in peripheral and front. Ocular migraine or beginning of retina tear? Worried

Migraine: You are having symptoms in both eyes. Retinal detachment can start with such symptoms but is extraordinarily rare in both eyes except after severe eye trauma. Your symptoms are much more likely that of ocular (or occipital ) migraine. If you are worried to the point of distraction or sleep loss, then check with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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White or black flashing light off left side of left eye?

White or black flashing light off left side of left eye?

Vitreous tug: The vitreous jelly in the bag of the eye can push against the retina and cause this. Please get a full dilated exam to make sure that the retina is ok. ...Read more

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Zigzag black and white lines in eyes. Partial blindness after light glare or in light. Headache at vase of skull and left facial pain into nose.

Zigzag black and white lines in eyes. Partial blindness after light glare or in light. Headache at vase of skull and left facial pain into nose.

Migraine aura?: You could be describing the aura of a migraine attack. It is also possible based upon your description of headaches over just the left side of face that you could be describing symptoms of a cluster though visual aura in those sorts of headaches is rare. You could also be talking about someone who has extreme photophobia for other reasons such as cataract removal which then, can precipitate HA's. ...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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Black dots in iris of the eye?

Black dots in iris of the eye?

Visual DX : Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...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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Blue oval-shaped (like the shape of an eye) light in vision when looking at a small source of red light in a dark room. Problem?

Blue oval-shaped (like the shape of an eye) light in vision when looking at a small source of red light in a dark room. Problem?

Need an eye exam....: It is very difficult to say what this is without seeing it. Could be due to irregular corneal surface, lens changes or retina changes. ...Read more

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What causes light flashes in front of your eyes?

What causes light flashes in front of your eyes?

Migraines: Migraine auras can be associated with flashing lights, and both vitreous and retinal detachments can be associated with light flashes. Even rubbing your eyes can cause transient light flashes. But repetitive spontaneous flashes need evaluation. ...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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Two little black dots in my field of vision that float?

Two little black dots in my field of vision that float?

Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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Should the whites of your eyes appear slight blue in dull light?

Should the whites of your eyes appear slight blue in dull light?

No: This is most commonly seen in patient with high myopia. The sclera is thin and the dark choroid is showing through it. ...Read more

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Small circle/ring, dark shadow/"cig light coil" shaped; appears bottom or left of eye when blink fast/after light glare. Appears same spot/disappears?

Small circle/ring, dark shadow/"cig light coil" shaped; appears bottom or left of eye when blink fast/after light glare. Appears same spot/disappears?

Flashes ; floaters: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes ; floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. You should see your eye doctor to check the retina. ...Read more

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What causes light flashes in the eye? What causes light flashes in the eye after laser surgery|?

What causes light flashes in the eye? What causes light flashes in the eye after laser surgery|?

Laser : Laser treatments to the eye may cause the vitreous jelly in the eye to move. The movement of the vitreous jelly may pull on the retina to cause flashing lights. If the flashing lights increase in frequency or intensity, and if you see new floaters, you should return to your ophthalmologist for an examination. ...Read more

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In regards to retinal detachment, symptoms are red eye, blurry vision, black spots and lights, pain at times, noticeable dimness all in one eye only

In regards to retinal detachment, symptoms are red eye, blurry vision, black spots and lights, pain at times, noticeable dimness all in one eye only

Guarded Prognosis: Pain and red eye usually aren't associated with retinal detachment unless it is chronic or unless the eye has inflammation and the detachment is caused by a fluid build-up instead of a hole. Given your history there are other things that can dim vision, such as a blocked vessel. You should be carefully evaluated by a retina specialist to optimize your chances of recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could this be?Eyes were white b4June. Had eyes dialited, fine.When turn head left,right corner of eye is light red. Also red lines front of eyes

What could this be?Eyes were white b4June. Had eyes dialited, fine.When turn head left,right corner of eye is light red. Also red lines front of eyes

Are you asking what: the red lines are? Or are you asking about the pink corner? Need more info in terms of symptoms: any itching, pain, inflammation, sensitive to brightness, achy, tearing, eyelid skin area inflamed? Light red means vasculature (blood supply),and are you seeing dilated blood vessels on the conjunctiva (whites of eyes) under pupil/cornea or just in corner? Please let us help you! ...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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Blind spot in center of vision and then patches of prisms? Aura?

Blind spot in center of vision and then patches of prisms? Aura?

??: Need a little more info about your question. I assume you're saying you have a blind spot centrally and your seeing scintillating light peripherally--typically lasting about 15 minutes, not usually associated with any other symptoms. Sounds like an acephalic migraine or ocular migrains, without headache, sometimes described as auras. Central blindspot is concerning though. See your eyemd. ...Read more