Top
30
Doctor insights on: Flashing Light In Left Eye

Share
2

2
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

3

3
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

6

6
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

8

8
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

9

9
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

12

12
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

13

13
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

14

14
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

15

15
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

16

16
I'm having flashes in my left eye occurring every 2-10 minutes. Can I wait until tomorrow to be seen or should I go to ER now?

I'm having flashes in my left eye occurring every 2-10 minutes. Can I wait until tomorrow to be seen or should I go to ER now?

Flashes of light: Seen in a dark environment only can indicate vitreous (gel-like substance inside eye) traction (pulling) on the retina. At worst it may indicate a retinal tear, break or detachment. At best, it is a vitreous detachment that may be benign (harmless). Visualizing floaters or blurred vision in any quadrant heightens the risk of retinal pathology. See your Ophthalmologist today. ...Read more

17

17
I' ve been seeing for a year, a flashing dot for 1sec, on my left eye. This month almost every day. What could it be? I am 25 and wear glasses.

I' ve been seeing for a year, a flashing dot for 1sec, on my left eye. This month almost every day. What could it be? I am 25 and wear glasses.

Glasses: Please see an Eye specialist! You will be well cared for without question!

I have been wearing glasses for 65 years - annoying but important and doing OK. ...Read more

20

20
I have all this mucus coming from left eye and when I blink a white light flashes I have haf diabetis for 33 yrs I am 47 thanks?

I have all this mucus coming from left eye and when I blink a white light flashes I have haf diabetis for 33 yrs I am 47 thanks?

See a doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

21

21
I have this yellow-ish glow in my left eye when I take a picture with flash on. But it's not my whole eye it's just like half of it.

Normal: Even though it looks white or yellow, it's the response from a dilated pupil being photographed with the flash on. It shouldn't show with the flash off, and if it's truly white, you need to see your eye doctor and get a dilated examination to make sure your eye is normal! Otherwise, it should be fine. Blue eyes tend to do this more than brown eyes. ...Read more

22

22
I read about it somewhere can't remember though, when I have flash photos of myself taken my eye isn't red like most but my left eye goes white?

I read about it somewhere can't remember though, when I have flash photos of myself taken my eye isn't red like most but my left eye goes white?

?: If you were older I might have guess that you had a cataract but that would be unusual age 18. Have you family doctor look at your eyes. ...Read more

24

24
Sometimes I see green not flashing light, sometimes I have half vision in my left eye and sometimes lots of blind spots in my left eye. What is it?

Sometimes I see green not flashing light, sometimes I have half vision in my left eye and sometimes lots of blind spots in my left eye. What is it?

See doctor NOW!: Whether this is a retinal/neurologic problem or a blood supply problem, it needs to be evaluated immediately to prevent permanent vision loss. ...Read more

25

25
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

26

26
Hello two weeks back I got hit on on left eye by shuttle cock I have did all retina chk all is normal but I face flash down in right eye too pls help?

Hello two weeks back I got hit on on left eye by shuttle cock I have did all retina chk all is normal but I face flash down in right eye too pls help?

Recheck: Shuttlecocks actually convey significant energy to the eye when hit straight on. You did the right thing by having a retina check but if you have persistent light flashes, that could be a symptom of retinal disturbance including detachment. This is worth a second look by a retinal specialist. ...Read more

27

27
I've been having darkness/flashing in lower outside corner of left eye for a month. Normal retinal exam. Optometrist today told me it was because my eyes were very dry and inflamed. Possible?

More likely PVD: Flashing in the peripheral (outside part) of vision is not likely due to dry eyes. I would be concerned about retinal and vitreous changes, specifically an evolving posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) although you are quite young for this. That is the most common reason for flashes, and often a prominent floater results. I would seek consultation from an ophthalmologist (md) if it persists. ...Read more

28

28
Had flashes in peripheral vision (left eye) for a few minutes then not anymore. Painless migraine?

Had flashes in peripheral vision (left eye) for a few minutes then not anymore. Painless migraine?

Variety of things: This could be a number of different things; if this is something new, you should be seen promptly. ...Read more

30

30
7 hrs ago I began seeing white streaks flash in my left eye. I see in dark or light. No pain or vision loss. Would pressure, cold, or heat be gd?

7 hrs ago I began seeing white streaks flash in my left eye. I see in dark or light. No pain or vision loss. Would pressure, cold, or heat be gd?

Vitreous detachment: Sudden onset of flashing in one eye can be a sign of the vitreous jelly pulling away from the back of the eye known as vitreous detachment. Sounds like there is no loss of vision now but on occasion there can also be associated retinal detachment which can lead to a loss of vision and requires intervention. See your eye care professional and plan on having your eyes dilated for examination. ...Read more