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Floaters In The Back Of Eye
Flashes at the bottom of eye means vitreoretinal traction at the top?Similarly traction at nasal side of the vitreous base causes flashes in temporal?
Usually: The retina receives an image upside down and reversed (it is perceived by the brain as right side up) and so traction as you describe occurs in the opposite part of the back of the eye to its projected image. So traction at the top causes symptoms in the bottom of the field of view for instance and traction towards the nose is perceived as light coming from the temporal (ear) side of the view. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
See below: Floaters, flashing lights, or part of the peripheral vision missing (like a curtain or veil obscuring your vision) indicates the need for an urgent dilated retinal examination to rule out retinal tear or detachment. It could also be an ocular migraine, posterior vitreous detachment, retinitis, or tumor. Get it checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Problem in both eyes (myopia) note palace in the left and right -1.05 -1.25 are there any problems in the future of the process of lasik?
Rare: Most migraines with an effect on the visual system usually cause the same phenomenon visually in each eye (cover one then the other to detect this). A very rare spasm of vessels in one eye only causes unilateral migraine but this is rare. Test your migraine if you have another and you can find the source which is probably the occipital lobe in the brain. ...Read more
Visual DX : Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most likely migraine: Visual events described as wavy, zigzag, saw toothed, jagged, scintillating, often are a result of a migrainal event that has stimulating the visual path in the brain. They may or may not be associated with headache, nausea, vomiting or othe associated symptoms. To be sure, ; because you are diabetic, see your eye md for an exam to make sure it isn't a retinal issue. ...Read more
What could be the cause of pain in the back of the head, behind the eyes, above the nose and ears?
See below: Might be sinus condition/infection. Sinusitis can refer pain to back of head besides usual sites of around eyes, cheek bones, base of nose, forehead. Saline nasal spray may help with congestion as may otc decongestant like sudafed. If gets worse or develop fever & purulent drainage, see doc for possible antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Dryness: Likely your eyes are dry if outdoors in high altitude because of low humidity. The redness is due to the irritation provoked by the low humidity environment. Try artificial tear drops to soothe the ocular surface and to help them recovery faster. Remember to wear sunglasses outside too, as there tends to be more uv associated ocular irritation, in addition to the protective effects of screening. ...Read more