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Red Flash In Eye
Think im seeing flashes of light when its dark when im layin in bed at night and little redness in eye also irritation. What's goin on?
See an eye MD: Your symptoms don't really sound related but they do warrant an exam, particularly with respect to the flashing lights that you're seeing. ...Read more
I see white flashes a lot in the corner of my eye now it doesn't hurt are red but I'm very concern?
See ophthalmologiist: Light flashes in the periphery of your vision are usually caused by either a problem in your eye called vitreous detachment or ocular migraine. You need to see an ophthalmologist soon for a dilated eye exam to be sure your retina is OK. Don't wait, vitreous detahment can tear the retina and produce retinal detahment. If it's ocular migraine he/she can advise you about it. ...Read more
When I move my eyes while looking at a white screen, I see red green and blue flash where it was. Is this bad or can it be due to anxiety?
Not bad at all: This is totally normal - after-image - it's the way our eyes/visual brain work. Any color 'opposite' - red/green, blue/yellow, cyan/magenta will do it. With light, the opp of white is rainbow - not black - that why you get colors. Nothing's wrong - anxiety doesn't cause it and you can save medical anxiety for another day. Http://scienceblogs. Com/twominds/2009/07/01/color-after-image-demonstratio/ ...Read more
Recently I have been seeing large white glow in my eyes in flash photographs while the rest of people in the photo have red. Could this be a problem?
No: Without any symptoms related to your eyes I would not worry. Focus your attention elsewhere. ...Read more
Red reflex: A red light reflex in eyes in photos comes from light reflecting off the inside of the eye from a camera flash. Moving the flash further away from the lens of the camera will resolve this, or the redness can be removed with photo-editing software. ...Read more
I read about it somewhere can't remember though, when I have flash photos of myself taken my eye isn't red like most but my left eye goes white?
?: If you were older I might have guess that you had a cataract but that would be unusual age 18. Have you family doctor look at your eyes. ...Read more
My 2 year old has sprayed flash with bleach in her eye and face I have been flushing it lots she doesn't seen to be in pain but face is a bit red?
Bleach: Bleach can be very irritating to the skin and mucosa. Flushing it would definitely help but you should take the child to an ER for proper evaluation and treatment. The redness over the skin would be from the chemical irritation from the bleach. The damage can depend on the duration of exposure as well as amount of the chemical. ...Read more
Took a picture of my 4 year old & she had red eyes when I used flash, but also tiny white circle in between both eyes, should I b worried?
What does it mean if I see a pulsing red spot with my eyes closed? It's not a flash. It slowly and rhythmically pulses dimming and brightening.
Nothing: Ignore it and do ur reg exercise and work. ...Read more
Sometimes I have a red flash of light in my left eye. I have dry eyes now and I check that I have no retina damage or retina detachment twice. Help pls?
Retina: The red flash is due to a retinal process and should be evaluated by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Pupil size/Flash: The "red eye" is caused by light from the camera flash reflecting off of the retina in the back of the eye through the pupil. This will only occur if the subject has large/dilated pupils and the flash is used. Most of the time if you are using the flash, you are in a dark environment so the pupils will be larger than average. ...Read more
Visit a Doctor:
When you are experiencing symptoms like the ones you are describing, the best recommendation is to visit an ophthalmologist
they will conduct a dilated exam to see what is causing those flashing lights. ...Read more
What could cause this and should I visit the hospital? A few hours ago I had a brief flash of black lines shoot across my vision, my eye began to twitch and it looked like blood filled up in the corner of the eye. The red has now vanished from my eye and
Only one eye is red in flash photo, the other white-ish. Is that a sign of brain tumor in an adult?
Doubtful.: While loss of the light reflex can rarely indicate there is a mass in your eyeball, brain tumors will typically not cause this. Brain tumors can cause swelling behind the eyes which should not affect how your eyes appear in a photograph. Loss of the light reflex and swelling behind your eyes can both be easily evaluated by visiting your optometrist. ...Read more
Depends: Is the redness acute - an infection perhaps, then that will need treatment. If the redness is chronic it could be allergy or eye dryness. See your ophthalmolgist to make that distinction and get you on the proper treatment. Rarely, a few just have excess veins on the eye surface which makes the eye look red. These can be diminished by laser treatment. ...Read more
No: You should not use any medicated eye drops with contacts in your eyes. Wait five minutes before putting in contacts after you have instilled eye drops. ...Read more
No: Only rewetting drops that are designed for contact lens use should be used with contacts in place. ...Read more
I have a lot of dry and redness on eyes area, specially on the upper part, some times are a little swallow.
A little swollen?: Dryness and redness can be due to dry eye syndrome. See my blog on step ladder to dry eye. Swollen eye lids can be due to allergy, aging, fat pad migration. See and eyemd if your symptoms do not improve. Best of luck! ...Read more
My 2.5 yo has some redness under his eyes. Is that the same as those when older people have black under eyes?
Possibly: Redness under the eyes of a small child could be many issues. The most common would be allergies or any other source of eye irritation leading to chronic rubbing. This is different from the black under the eyes of adults. You should have the child evaluated for the cause of the redness/inflammation so it can be properly treated. ...Read more
My right eyeball is "swollen" from the outer corner. No redness and I have a really good vision, it just looks like a small pointy iglu?
I've been wearing contacts for 3 years, and since I can remember my eyes always get red when I wear them. What can I do to stop the redness?
Change brands: Different brands work better for dry/sensitive eyes. Check back in with your optometrist and see which brands you find most comfortable. Switch to Dailies instead of extended wear lenses. Use artificial tears while wearing the lenses, don't use OTC redness relievers. Shorten wear duration, don't sleep, shower, or swim in them. Good luck. ...Read more
My daughter & I both woke up with redness in the inner corner of our eyes. Hers is bright red mine is more pink. Eyes are not crusty or irritated?
Teary clear film on the outer portion of both my eyes. No irritation or redness but to other people it seems as if I am getting tears in my eyes.
Blocked tear ducts?: I suspect that this is mainly a cosmetic issue which usually does not require treatment. However you may also have a blocked tear duct which drains into the nose. ...Read more
I watch tv and on my laptop for hours, and I study for hours too, and all these cause that redness in my eyes, can wearing powerless glasses help?
Variable: Computer eye strain is very common complaint now a days. Also called video or terminal display syndrome results from prolong focus on an electronic display. Usually symptoms of dryness, burning, stinging, fatigue, and blurriness are present. Take frequent breaks, and look away at distant objects. Use artificial tears. Close your eyes for a few minutes are a few suggestions. Same for reading/tv. ...Read more