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I Sometimes See Bright Lights In My Peripheral Vision What Does It Mean
Flashing lights: Some flashing lights are caused by a retinal tear or hole. You should consider seeing a local ophthalmologist if the flashing continues, since not all flashes are benign. Retinal tears can lead to retinal detachments, which can cause blindness. ...Read more
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
I took hydroxychloroquine and got vision field test. I have gray spots in my peripheral vision. What does that mean? Are they permanent? Are there any fixes for it?
Caught early--No: Hydroxychloroquine can have ocular side effect ranging from blurred vision to distorted color perception. Side effects are usually dose and time related. Peripheral defects on a central 10-2 visual with a red target light are usually reversible. 10-2 defects with a white fixation light are of more concern. Often pigment changes can be seen in your retina ask your dr. What changes you have. ...Read more
Migraine: The most likely cause for this symptoms is occipital migraine which causes a greying out of the vision the the corresponding peripheral 1/2 of vision of each eye with surrounding flashing lights lasting up to 2 hours and leaving with no trace. Persistent flashing in one eye only especially with lowered vision and floaters might be a retinal detachment and needs ophthalmological evaluation soon. ...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 more
I can see my peripheral vision pulsate with my heartbeat when im in brightly lit rooms. What is this?
Lid effect: You are seeing the effect of narrowed lid opening off to the side responding to each arterial pulse. This is not an effect inside the eye./ This is a function of the excellent degree of your perceptions and not due to anything that is abnormal or pathologic. ...Read more
I hav hyper sensitive peripheral vision if anyon siting next to me I can see him even when I am not directly look @ him. He find this very uncomfortab?
It may be anxiety.: If you feel uncomfortable when you notice someone sitting next to you, you may need to understand what the cause of the discomfort is. Sometimes high blood pressure ; thyroid conditions can cause anxiety. See your doctor for an evaluation and a possible referral to a mental health specialist. It may be necessary to differentiate anxiety from paranoia. ...Read more
Will lasik affect my peripheral vision? I have worn contacts for the past 20 years, and although they don't really bother me, I would like to be able to see without having to put them in every morning. However, I don't want to undergo any procedures that
I see sometimes flash of white light in my left peripheral vision that looks like a moving circle or C, running from top to left corner.?
White light: The simple explanation lies in the pulling of the vitrous gel from the Retina-- they are frequently noticed as we age. If you suddenly notice an increased appearance of these white flashes, it could be an indication of a more serious condition (Retinal Detachment) and you should see an Opthamologist as soon as possible ...Read more
What is the difference between a peripheral vision test where you detect motion (finger snap) and one where you detect color (tell me when you see red)?
I've had a flash in peripheral vision right eye for about 4 months, every day 1-3 times/day. Eye dr said he doesn't see anything. What else could it be?
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
For the last year I see flicker in peripheral vision. It happens once or twice/evryday for 5-15 secs ata time. Eye doc said eyes are ok. What is this?
I am noticing heat waves rising from my peripheral vision (temporal and bottom) mostly in left eye in dark. They are continuous. Don't see after sleep?
Get checked: Your profile suggests some eye and vision problems already, so you likely gave an ophthalmologist following you. If not, see one. I would be concerned that such specific areas of abnormal vision could relate to retinal problems. Quadrant vision loss and change can also occur with certain strokes. Best to get thorough history and dilated eye exam. ...Read more
I believe I am having peripheral vision loss in my left eye. Should I see an opthamalogist or an optometrist.?
Ophthalmologist: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
In glaucoma 20% optic nerve damage with minimal peripheral vision loss. How much loss would it take to not see coffee tables & steps?
Depends: As a general rule, the eye has an amazing ability to see, even with severe nerve losss. Everyone has a natural blind spot in each eye (where the optic nerve exits the eye and goes the brain) and yet, even with one eye closed, it is hard to appreciate the blind spot. Typically, patients will have end-stage glaucoma before they start having glaucoma-related vision loss. ...Read more
I am hyper aware of everything and jump at the slightest sound or movement that I see out of my peripheral vision. Everything looks 3d. It's like im in a really bad dream. Neck/head tension and really bad anxiety. Is this derealization?
Sure sounds like it: To me. If you are not already receiving mental health care - recommend that you do so. ...Read more
Left eye peripheral vision blind spot in low light only for 2 days after being hit in the eye with water balloon. Was examined by ER doc who said she could see nothing wrong with my eye. Wondering if this is temporary, and what causes the blind spot.
I'm 23 and I have noticed floaters in my left eye and constant flashing of lights in my peripheral vision when I'm outside. It's almost looks like a million gnats flying around. Thoughts?
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