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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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