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Is it normal to see stars and flashing from eye strain?

Is it normal to see stars and flashing from eye strain?

No: Stars and flashing lights not related to trauma or rubbing the eyes could be a problem either within the retina or the brain. Thus, should have an eye exam to rule out a retinal issue, especially with the combinations of flashing lights, new floaters, and a shade/curtain over your vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Teen& having white flashes blocking vision for short time ,when i was 5-7 same would happen but for 8-15 mins my eyes look normal though strained?

Teen& having white flashes blocking vision for short time ,when i was 5-7 same would happen but for 8-15 mins my eyes look normal though strained?

Eyes check ASAP: About 7 out of 10 people experience floaters at some point during their lives. Sometimes flashes of light, or flashes, are experienced with floaters. Floaters and flashes are very common and are usually not a sign of a dangerous medical condition. However, if both floaters and flashes begin suddenly, it may indicate a more serious eye problem, such as a retinal tear or retinal detachment. ...Read more

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How close does lightning have to strike to cause a corneal flash burn? How can one tell a flash burn from eye strain?

How close does lightning have to strike to cause a corneal flash burn?  How can one tell a flash burn from eye strain?

Pain: Flash burns are very painful. A lightning strike that affected the eyes would also cause much more bodily damage, or death, as well. ...Read more

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Got my eyes tested recently. I feel eye strain thesedays, can't read much. I am 61. Is it normal?

Got my eyes tested recently.  I feel eye strain thesedays, can't read much. I am 61. Is it normal?

Yes: Age-related refractive error changes are usually inevitable. As we get older the lens in our eye changes and its ability to bend light changes thus affecting refractive error. As we get older we also lose her ability to focus up close, a condition called as presbyopia. A few unlucky patients who are very nearsighted may also have progression of their myopia as they age. ...Read more

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Is it okay to see an aura due to eye strain?

Is it okay to see an aura due to eye strain?

Possibly: Auras are usually flashing lights or lightning patterns seen either alone or as a precursor to a migraine. If alone, they are often called ocular migraines, and tend to resolve within an hour. Migraines can be triggered by may different stressors, so straining your eyes could do it. If you experience new auras, or visul symptoms that do not disappear, please see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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When I look at the sunlight, I get really dizzy and my eyes start to strain. Is this normal?

When I look at the sunlight, I get really dizzy and my eyes start to strain. Is this normal?

Yes: Yes. You are experiencing ciliary spasm. The normal ocular response to light is pupillary constriction, in order to limit the amount and intensity of light entering the eye, so as to protect the internal structures of the eye from the toxic effects of ultraviolet wavelengths which damage cells and dna. In normal ambient room light, the pupillary constriction is a gentle reaction. If you suddenly go out into broad daylight, you may feel that sensation of glare and immediately squint your eyes in order that your eyelids may help limit light entry. If you look directly at a bright light source such as the sun, your pupils will quickly and suddenly constrict, less gently than in room light. The force of this constriction strains the internal ocular muscles, the ciliary body which are responsible for constricting the pupil. This sudden effort causes spasm and strain which may also cause photophobia and headache. This is all a normal part of your body’s involuntary attempts to protect you. ...Read more

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Hey my neck hurts along with my head and all of my muscles are aching. my eyes are straining me and it is difficult to see the light help?

Hey my neck hurts along with my head and all of my muscles are aching. my eyes are straining me and it is difficult to see the light help?

Multiple symptoms: You do have multiple symptoms, they are connected or differ problems needs detailed history. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the back of my eye. I think it is eye strain. I've been to the doctor twice with no improvement. It's been two months. Is this normal?

I have a pain in the back of my eye. I think it is eye strain. I've been to the doctor twice with no improvement. It's been two months. Is this normal?

No: Pain behind the eye is most commonly caused by sinusitis. But if you have no sinus symptoms, your doctor should investigate the cause of the pain with a ct scan or at least an ophthalmology consultation. ...Read more

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My mom has itchy watery eyes and it is causing a lot of strain. See gp?

My mom has itchy watery eyes and it is causing a lot of strain. See gp?

See eye doc: She probably has allergies and should see and ophthalmologist for some drops to relieve her symptoms. Over the counter medication may work--i recommend zaditor (ketotifen) 2x per day. ...Read more

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I see double vision 24/7. I'm 20. And i did get prism eye glasses but they give me eye strain and headaches. Will I have this forever now? I'm worried

I see double vision 24/7. I'm 20. And i did get prism eye glasses but they give me eye strain and headaches. Will I have this forever now? I'm worried

Adjustment: It may be that you haven't fully adapted to the prismatic correction in your glasses, or adjustment may be necessary. Call your eye doc to have a checkup. You may need more or less prism power. Double vision can be very frustrating and adjustments are often needed early in in the treatment. Hopefully your symptoms will resolve quickly. ...Read more

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Constant eye strain? Eyes checked was normal! moove my eyes can hear muscles crunching also neck is really tight . Burning eye.Dull ache , face aches

Complete eye exam: A complete eye exam includes dilation, a cycloplegic refraction and thorough retinal exam. Many people are actually farsighted on cycloplegic refraction. Uncorrected refraction can cause eye strain! ...Read more

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Uncompensated labyrinthitis, I have pressure and slight dizziness in my head. Kind of weird vision like my eyes are strained, normal symptoms?

Uncompensated labyrinthitis, I have pressure and slight dizziness in my head. Kind of weird vision like my eyes are strained,  normal symptoms?

Not unusual: With labyrinthine disorders it is not unusual to also experience some visual symptoms as well as vertigo. If you have further concerns consult a neurologist or an otolaryngologist who specializes in positional vertigo for full evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, I got a grade 2 muscle strain in long head of tricep, I've numbness along most of this muscle, is that normal?

Hi, I got a grade 2 muscle strain in long head of tricep, I've numbness along most of this muscle, is that normal?

Triceps strain: Did the numbness start soon After the injury ? If so then it Can be related.most nerve injures in that area resolve on their own but may take 3-4 months ...Read more