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See light flashes in my right eye?

See light  flashes in my  right eye?

Possible problem: The two most common causes of new light flashes are migraines, and retinal disturbances. The former are short term, but if the flashes are persistent, especially if accompanied by many floaters or changes in the vision, then you need to see your ophthalmologist right away to rule out retinal detachment versus vitreous detachment. ...Read more

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Green light in my left eye, blind spots, half vision?

Green light in my left eye, blind spots, half vision?

Very cryptic: Sorry but I'm not understanding what's going on and I don't understand the question either. You see a green light in your left eye or green lights in your left eye give you blind spots and half vision? Please clarify. ...Read more

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Right eye new floaters and light flashes?

Right eye new floaters and light flashes?

Go to ER: If you've never had anything like this before, you should be seen by an ophthalmologist immediately to see if you're having a retinal detachment, which can be fixed with surgery to prevent permanent visual loss. Good luck! ...Read more

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I see light flashes in my eyes?

I see light flashes in my eyes?

Flashes of light: Like an egg has the "white", the eye has the vitreous gel. They are very similar. With age the vitreous undergoes liquefaction in pockets. When 2 or more pockets coalesce the vitreous collapses and its attachments to the peripheral retina "tugs" at it causing the flashes. In medicalese we call it photopsia. Should be checked as a retinal tear (rip) may occur with a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Flashing light in right eye with blurred vision mainly on periphery pain in eye . Missing period and sickness negative test?

Flashing light in right eye with blurred vision mainly on periphery pain in eye . Missing period and sickness negative test?

Possibly migraine: Hard to say but you may have migraine with associated flashing aura, likely stressed related, which also may affect your menstrual cycle. I advise having your eyes checked out by an eye md to make sure your eye (s) is (are) okay. ...Read more

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I have very light 'constant' flickering(not flashes) in peripheral vision of both eyes(more in left) in dark since a week? Lattice review in 3 days.

I have very light 'constant' flickering(not flashes) in peripheral vision of both eyes(more in left) in dark since a week? Lattice review in 3 days.

See ophthalmologist: Flickers can be as simple as migraines or blood pressure changes, but can also be something like a retinal tear or hole which can quickly become an emergency. I highly suggest seeing an ophthalmologist for this as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Last night in dark & when eyes closed i had an occasional white strobe light go across my eyes?

Last night in dark & when eyes closed i had an occasional white strobe light go across my eyes?

Flashes?: We call such symptoms flashes and recommend an eye examination. It is usually associated with a vitreous detachment, which in turn can lead in uncommon cases to retinal tears and detachment. New onset flashes are a reason for an urgent eye exam. ...Read more

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June had sinus infect. Red in right eye?had eyes dialited, eyes fine. when turn head to left,right eye solid light red corner of eye, than red lines.

June had  sinus infect. Red in right eye?had eyes dialited, eyes fine. when turn head to left,right eye solid light red corner of eye, than red lines.

Again, more info: needed to help you especially after you said your exam was normal by your eye doctor. Was this an ophthalmologist or optometrist? If you weren't satisfied, you need to get a second opinion from an ophthalmologist to identify what your redness in your conjunctiva is from, or if it's allergy related, contact lens related, or other? We need more info to help you further.Please resubmit with the info, ...Read more

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In regards to retinal detachment, symptoms are red eye, blurry vision, black spots and lights, pain at times, noticeable dimness all in one eye only

In regards to retinal detachment, symptoms are red eye, blurry vision, black spots and lights, pain at times, noticeable dimness all in one eye only

Guarded Prognosis: Pain and red eye usually aren't associated with retinal detachment unless it is chronic or unless the eye has inflammation and the detachment is caused by a fluid build-up instead of a hole. Given your history there are other things that can dim vision, such as a blocked vessel. You should be carefully evaluated by a retina specialist to optimize your chances of recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have light sewerals in my right eye?

Possible problem: The two most common causes of new light flashes are migraines, and retinal disturbances. The former are short term, but if the flashes are persistent, especially if accompanied by many floaters or changes in the vision, then you need to see your ophthalmologist right away to rule out retinal detachment versus vitreous detachment. ...Read more

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Constant flickers in my peripheral vision (mostly left eye) in dark since a couple of weeks.Checked with my retina specialist-no tear.Will it subside?

Constant flickers in my peripheral vision (mostly left eye) in dark since a couple of weeks.Checked with my retina specialist-no tear.Will it subside?

Yes: Once the vitreous separates from the retina, the flashes will subside. However, as long as there is traction there is a risk of a tear or detachment. ...Read more

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I have sudden flashes of light in my eyes sometimes?

Common, but check: Flashes of light are a common symptom in an ophthlmology office. Most often, it is not a sign of a serious problem. Rarely, especially if the flashes are new and accompanied by a sudden onset of dark spots called "floaters" in your vision, it can be a sign of a tear in the retina, a possible first stage of a retinal detachment, which is treatable but can lead to loss of vision. Have it checked. ...Read more

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Zigzag black and white lines in eyes. Partial blindness after light glare or in light. Headache at vase of skull and left facial pain into nose.

Zigzag black and white lines in eyes. Partial blindness after light glare or in light. Headache at vase of skull and left facial pain into nose.

Migraine aura?: You could be describing the aura of a migraine attack. It is also possible based upon your description of headaches over just the left side of face that you could be describing symptoms of a cluster though visual aura in those sorts of headaches is rare. You could also be talking about someone who has extreme photophobia for other reasons such as cataract removal which then, can precipitate HA's. ...Read more

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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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Large dark floater in right eye & today developed floater in left eye. Retinas ok but floaters are distorting vision. Would cognitive therapy help?

Large dark floater in right eye & today developed floater in left eye. Retinas ok but floaters are distorting vision. Would cognitive therapy help?

Maybe: Cbt or cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite helpful in dealing with floaters. Unfortunately, tackling the floaters directly is not always possible or advisable, so it is very helpful to learn to deal with the floaters. ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes have red eye, pain in eyes and flashing lights?

Why do I sometimes have red eye, pain in eyes and flashing lights?

Visit a Doctor: When you are experiencing symptoms like the ones you are describing, the best recommendation is to visit an ophthalmologist they will conduct a dilated exam to see what is causing those flashing lights. ...Read more

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I have sudden floater in my right eye only, blurred sight extreme migraine eye pain white streaks when moving eye. What can cause this?

I have sudden floater in my right eye only, blurred sight extreme migraine eye pain white streaks when moving eye. What can cause this?

Retinal lesion: Please see an eye doctor as soon as possible. What you described suggest a tear in the retina and may be retinal detachment. It can be treated, but you need to see eye doctor right away before it gets worse. Wish you good health. ...Read more