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I have been noticing a flashing light in my left eye.

I have been noticing a flashing light in my left eye.

Opthalmologist: This may be a nonserious vitreous detachment but could also be caused by a retinal detachment which is very serious. In any event you will need an examination by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. If you can't get a prompt appointment, go to an eye and ear clinic as an emergency patient. ...Read more

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I was having light flashes on my left eye , now i see a floating black dot what is happening?

I was having light flashes on my left eye , now i see a floating black dot what is happening?

Flashes of light: Sometimes when the vitreous (gel in the back of the eye) detaches, it can cause flashes of light and floaters. However, so can a tear in the retina. I would definitely recommend a dilated exam immediately by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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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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Everytime I look to the left then right with my eyes real quick I see a black flash with my left eye?

Everytime I look to the left then right with my eyes real quick I see a black flash with my left eye?

Interesting: I would suspect a "floater" in the fluid that fiils the eyeball. There also complex circuitry in the brain affecting your perception of vision as the eyes move quickly, so if you do this fast enough, maybe you're overriding the system. If any other symptoms such as pain, double vision, blurry vision; certainly consider an appointment for a complete eye exam and visual field assessment. ...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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I keep seeing orange flash in my left eye?

I keep seeing orange flash in my left eye?

Could be an aura: Or it could be a retinal detachment or something else funky going on. You should be able to track it down. Would you like a 1-1 session with an neurologist/headache specialist? (i.e. MOI?) Then, GO TO: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more