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Flashing Light In Left Eye
Seen flash of light in left eye following tingly icy feeling in left side of face, chest, arm, enlarged pupils, shaking. Er only checked heart. Help!
Second opinion: You should return to the er or go to a different er. Your symptoms are concerning. You should also call your primary care doctor. ...Read more
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
Sometimes I have a red flash of light in my left eye. I have dry eyes now and I check that I have no retina damage or retina detachment twice. Help pls?
Retina: The red flash is due to a retinal process and should be evaluated by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
33 wk preg, highly myopic, see flashes of small spot light in left eye, no headache, light headed...Bp normal n pulse rate 82. Sud I be concern?
Dear doctors. Why do little flashes of light appear in my left eye in a half circle? It looked like the letter "c" flashing little squares and as it started to go away, it became wider and wider till I did not see it at all. This is the first time this h
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
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
I everyday for over a week I have been seeing what looks like static on a TV, black and white flashing lights in the lower left corner of my left eye?
I have just started getting flashes in my left eye. How serious is this? And do I need to see a dr. Immediatily? I don't have insurance. Please advise me. Thankyou
Flashes: You need to see an eye doctor asap. This could be signs of retinal tears, breaks, or detachment. ...Read more
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
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'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
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.
Saw a flashing black and white pillar out of corner of left eye for seconds. Had 2 ocular migraines in past last one was out of same eye. Normal?
Not normal: Ocular migraines usually last longer. See an ophthalmologist right away to rule out a retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more
I have a soft ball like thing under the top of my left eye lid that's movable also I get an occasional flash in the corner of the same eye what can it be?
Cyst: It could be a small cyst. If it hurts then get it removed. ...Read more
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
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
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
Flashing in left eye perriferial. Only when looking at a certain spot and in certain lighting. Indoor lighting with window curtains open. Ideas?
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?
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?
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
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
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
My vision went strange in my left eye for 20 minutes. Looked like flashing circles and stars. Was this an ocular migraine? Worried
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
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