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I Sometimes See Bright Lights In My Peripheral Vision What Does It Mean
When you look at someone's face, you can still see their hand, even though you are not looking directly at it. When you are walking through a doorway, you are not looking at the sides, or looking directly at the threshold, but you see it through your peripheral vision. Anything outside of your direct focus spot, is considered peripheral. Which can be measured ...Read more
Flashes: A bright light in your peripheral field can signify traction (pulling) on the mid-peripheral or peripheral retina. These can be warning signs of an impending or evolving retinal tear/break. Symptoms such as these are best evaluated with a dilated retinal exam. Please see your provider for evaluation. ...Read more
Potentially: New or worse floaters, flashing lights in your vision and/or part of your peripheral vision missing, require a dilated retinal exam by an eye doctor urgently. Do not delay. It could indicate a problem like a retinal tear or retinal detachment. It could also be an ocular migraine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Eye MD: Two common causes are migraines and retinal problems. An ophthalmologist can help you sort it out. The retinal problems associated with flashing lights can be very serious ones. ...Read more
The vitreous gel : that fills your eye is in constant contact with the retina, the film that allows you to see light in the back of your eye. Sometimes the vitreous gel tugs on the retina and this causes you to perceive a flash of light. You should have a dilated eye exam to make that the vitreous tugging did not cause a retinal tear or detachment. Be well. ...Read more
Retina needs exam: Floaters are usually a very benign finding and a normal aging change as the vitreous jelly in the eye pulls away from the retina. Floaters are potentially more worrisome as it often indicates the vitreous jelly is pulling on the retina and may be a sign of a retinal tear or retinal detachment. You need to schedule an eye exam to include dilation of your pupils to examine the entire retina. ...Read more
Cornea or lens: The refractive power of your eye is a function of the curvature of your cornea (acts like a lens), the lens of your eye and the length of your eye (the size of your eye). A blurry line is due to a surface problem with your tear film or cornea or a problem with your lens. Go see your eye md. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: This if in one eye only is usually due to disturbance of the fluids of the back of the eye or the retina. Since it can be serious, you should be evaluated for this occurrence - especially if persistent. Occipital migraines can also create this visual disturbance but will disappear in several minutes to several hours, and occurs in both eyes at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All light suddenly appeared to change to a purple/violet tint. What does this mean about my vision?
Don't ignore flashes: If you are suddenly seeing flashing lights you should have a dilated retinal examination, particularly if there are also floaters in your vision and if the flashes are brief and recurring. There are several possible causes but perhaps the most concerning is a retinal tear, which can lead to a vision-damaging retinal detachment. Don't ignore these symptoms. ...Read more
Peripheral vision: Auras are visual manifestations of neurological symptoms. Flashing lights are one type of aura people report seeing, and these auras often appear in either eye. Migraines are a common cause of visual disturbances, such as flashing lights, but these uncomfortable visual symptoms can be the result of other physiological conditions as well. Anxiety, retinal disease, htn, and seizures may be an issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Black dots: There are many possible causes for black dots. Black dots may be due to floaters due to normal aging changes of the vitreous in the back of the eye, a vitreous hemorrhage, or a visual field defect (loss of part of the vision) from a stroke-like episode. Black dots could be a sign of a retinal tear or detachment. If you are currently seeing a new black dot, see an eye doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does is mean when your eyes hurt when have a white piece of paper with black words?also what does it mean when your eyes hurt due to brightness?
After images: Depends what is meant by streaming. There are all sorts of after-images that can be seen with eyes closed depending on what was being looked at and how bright those objects or lights were. Intrinsic light phenomena or entoptics can be caused by light diffusing through the lids, by migraine visual episodes, and by vitreous gel tugging on the retina, just to name a few. See your local eye doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I close my eyes in the dark, i've noticed that I don't see absolute blackness. I see flickers of light and "noise". What is that? Is it normal?
See an eye doc: You should see a doctor who will dilate your eyes for examination of the retina. Sometimes, sudden floaters may accompany or precede the development of a tear in the retina. A retinal tear can rapidly progress to a retinal detachment. The lightning streak occurs with traction or pulling on the retina. See a retinal specialist. Avoid retinal detachment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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