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I have sudden flashes of light in my eyes sometimes?

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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What are the flashes of light in my eyes that I see in dark room?

Flashing lights: Flashing lights in the eyes with the lights out cound be a sign of retinal issues (tears, breaks, or detachment), migraine headache related, or other issues. You need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been having random flashes of light in my eyes for almost 3 months now. I've had three retinal exams & an MRI which were all normal. Help?

I have been having random flashes of light in my eyes for almost 3 months now. I've had three retinal exams & an MRI which were all normal. Help?

Ocular Migraine: It is an aura of regular migraine but in this situation you do not get headache you get different kind of visual disturbances temporarily including flashes of light. To read more check this link http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/expert-answers/ocular-migraine/faq-20058113 ...Read more

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Why do I see recurring flashes of light in front of my eyes?

Why do I see recurring flashes of light in front of my eyes?

Your symptoms can be: one or two separate issues. Flashes of light seen in a dark room may be due to vitreous pulling the retina causing retinal traction, tears, breaks or even detachments and should be evaluated. Lights seen in a zig-zag fashion may be from visual aura known as a 'scintillating scotoma" and is associated with a variation of migraine headaches. This as well can be evaluated by your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can be done about having flashes of light in one of my eyes for few years?

P;robably nothing: Flashes mostly occur from instability at the interface between the retina and the vitreous overlying it. While they can be an early warning of the risk of retinal detachment, most are benign - especially if the same pattern has persisted for many years. A look by a retinal specialist ophthalmologist would be reasonable to make sure there are no problems. ...Read more

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What besides a retinal tear would cause bright flashes of light in the corners of the eyes?

What besides a retinal tear would cause bright flashes of light in the corners of the  eyes?

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 more

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Saw opthalmologist last week. Forgot to say that I have occasional flashes of light in periphery of eyes. Would he have seen retinal issues?

Saw opthalmologist last week.  Forgot to say that I have occasional flashes of light in periphery of eyes.  Would he have seen retinal issues?

Depends : If you just saw him for a glaucoma checkup, then he probably would not have seen any peripheral retinal issues. So call him & indicate your symptoms to him. If he did not perform a dilated eye exam at your last visit, then you will need one now to rule out any retinal tears. ...Read more

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When my eyes are closed i see black shadows moving together and then apart from each other with intermittent flashes of light in-between. Serious?

When my eyes are closed i see black shadows moving together and then apart from each other with intermittent flashes of light in-between. Serious?

Normal: The eye and brain do not like to have a pattern of incoming information interrupted. When you close your eyes, the signal diminishes substantially and your normally active eye and brain send internal patterns and signals to compensate. Don't worry about this and enjoy the show. ...Read more

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If I have flashes of light in the corner of my eyes and seeing floaters, what should I do? Can something be done to stop this?

If I have flashes of light in the corner of my eyes and seeing floaters, what should I do? Can something be done to stop this?

See Ophthalmologist: You should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist within 48 hours of developing symptoms of flashing lights and new floaters . These symptoms suggest that a posterior vitreous detachment is occurring and may put you at risk for a retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more

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New flashes of light in both eyes, can this be retinal detachment or tear?

New flashes of light in both eyes, can this be retinal detachment or tear?

Flashes and floaters: The classic visual symptoms of retinal detachment are light flashes, floaters, and loss of vision. Someone who experiences these symptoms should see an ophthalmologist immediately for evaluation. ...Read more

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The last couple months, i see slow flashes of light in my peripheral vision in right eye. it lasts a few seconds and goes away when i move my eyes?

When rt eye closed?: How do you know it's in your right EYE (as opposed to right FIELD of VISION)? Do the flashes of light (fol) go away when you close the right eye? Do the fol only appear on the right side of your body? Both eyes contribute to the sense of vision on the right side. Either retina could've detached, or you could've some other problem. 1st step: See an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. Good luck ...Read more

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Why do I see flashes of light when I close my eyes?

Why do I see flashes of light when I close my eyes?

Many potential: can be due to disease of the nerve to the eye, i.e. optic neuritis to a problem with the eye chamber itself, such as a detached retine, retinitis pigmentosa... Can also be a migraine phenomenom if brief and associated (followed by ) a headache. ...Read more

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What causes you to see flashes of light even when you close your eyes?

Flashes: Flashes are potentially a sign of a retinal tear or detachment and immediate evaluation is indicated. Other possible causes include intraocular inflammation and stimulation of the retina due to normal aging changes of the vitreous gel in the back of the eye. If you are currently seeing flashes, call an eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Seeing bluepinkpurp FLASHES of light be benign? Saw opthamg said eyes look healthy. Didn't find harm.Not flashing lights,flashes.nomigraine. worried.

Retina migraine Brai: Flashes of light can signify signify many different conditions and the very first thing to do is to have a complete and dilated I exam in which the retina is checked thoroughly to make sure that there are no retinaldiseases. It also can signify migraine particularly when it's followed by a headache or it could at times Oak her without the headache at which point we call it a retinal migraine. ...Read more

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I've been getting pain and pressure in both eyes. Last night I started seeing flashes of light and it was difficult to see. My eyes feel dry.

I've been getting pain and pressure in both eyes. Last night I started seeing flashes of light and it was difficult to see. My eyes feel dry.

Sinus disease?: Sinus congestion commonly causes pain behind both eyes and may be treated by OTC Flonase or decongestants like Sudafed as long as your blood pressure is under control. The flashes may be ocular migraine if in both eyes and not accompanied by headache. If your vision loss was profound, it is definitely time to see an ophthalmologist! ...Read more

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For a week, when I close my eyes to sleep, I have bright white flashes of light. The room is completely dark but my eyes see bright light when closed.

For a week, when I close my eyes to sleep, I have bright white flashes of light. The room is completely dark but my eyes see bright light when closed.

Flashing lights: in visual field indicates a need for you to see your opthalmogist (eye doc) ASAP. It MAY be a retina that is detaching or it may be more minor. Either way be safe. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Help! Seeing flashes of light when I tightly shut my eyes and am dizzy, retinas have been checked and are fine what is causing this?

Help! Seeing flashes of light when I tightly shut my eyes and am dizzy, retinas have been checked and are fine what is causing this?

2 causes: they may be migraine auras (colored lights, prism like patterns that last around 15 minutes) or vitreous gel separation (very brief, bright flashes) ...Read more

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Is there any link between low serotonin levels and eye pain/flashes of light? Dry eyes. Ever since I've got off anx meds at same time developed this.

Sympts off anx meds: MeghanS006~ the anti-anx meds..are they SSRIs? If so ask if your depression has got worse simultaneously. If so, the symptoms could be related. If not, probably not ! thanks ...Read more