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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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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?

Depends: There are many built in defenses against looking directly at sun, so you might be having an exaggeration of normal defense. If this happens every time and is not part of extraordinary sun gazing, you might consider having a visit with your ophthalmologist to see if there is any problem starting with your eyes. ...Read more

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