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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?

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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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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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?

Diabetes & flashes: You have quite a few things going on. Wat disturbs mostly is the flash of light you get with closing our eyes. You may also have an infection that needs treatment, especially since you have diabetes. You did not comment on a change of vision, but you need to call your eye md to have a complete examination and treatment asap. ...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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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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