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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 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 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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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. 
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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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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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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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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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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