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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Saw opthalmologist last week. Forgot to say that I have occasional flashes of light in periphery of eyes. Would he have seen retinal issues?
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?
What causes flashes of light in your eyes and once in a while dizziness. This has been occurring to my husband for a week or more, should he be concerned (he is working out of town)
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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