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Seeing A Flicker Of Light In Your Eyes Sometimes Means What
Common, but: Subconjunctival hemorrhage (bleeding right under the skin of the eye ball) can occur follow coughing/forceful vomitting, or even sneezing. Often no vision change, no pain. Some may feel "something there" but no pain. Looking at it can be scary because it is "blood-shot" if you have change in vision, pain, sensitivities to light, headaches etc...Then see doc asap. If not, it'll get better. Good luc. ...Read more
Many possibilities: For this problem, you need to see your own physician for a personal, comprehensive evaluation. Depending on when and in what circumstances "seeing things out of the corner of my eyes" happens, there are many possible causes. It could be anything from a medication or drug side effect, to actively hallucinating in a psychotic illness. Very wide range of possibilities there. ...Read more
Unknown: Conjunctival appearance of vascular structures can be affected by wide range of things. Best to have your eye doctor examine you to sort out. ...Read more
Physiologic symptom: This may a normal physiologic symptom, however, you should see a retinal specialist to rule out retinovitreous pathology. ...Read more
My eyes sometimes spasm and I have difficulty seeing writing on road signs sometimes - what does this mean?
Need glasses: See your eye doctor and ask for a test called a refraction, which will determine your prescription. Good luck! ...Read more
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 more
Retinal phenomenon: Flashes of light can be due to stimulation of the retinal by either external pressure on the eye, or by pulling on the retina by the vitreous strands within the eye. These flashes are generally very short lived. Longer lasting lights that may form patterns can be due to migraine aura. It is a good idea to have a dilated exam if this is a new or common occurence, especially with new floaters. ...Read more
Got my eyes checked. Its -1.00.axis left 0.25 and axis rite 0.75. don't know what it means. But I see the floor a little slanted. Did I give a wrong test?
Eye exam: Lee, the -1.00 is the strength of the lens in Diopters. It is how much the lens bends the light (in or out) to focus it on the back of your eye correctly. The axis has to do with a slight astigmatism you have. Your corneas are not perfect spheres. The axis tells the lens maker to put a little cylinder in your lens at a specific axis to correct your astigmatism. No worries. Hope this helps ...Read more
I have been seeing miniature elves that jump out of my eyes when I use cannabis, what does this mean?
It means you: Should stop using it!Get a more detailed answer ›
Normal: Most people can if they focus on it. You may be spending more time than most doing it. ...Read more
Separate problems.: No, the two are unrelated. Floaters can mean retinal tear or detachment and should be checked out with a dilated retinal examination. Hydrocephalus results in papilledema or swelling of the optic nerve. The retina is not directly involved in hydrocephalus. Each of these diagnoses has it's own implications and should be dealt with individually. ...Read more
What does seeing proteinaceous material in one eye means? Had eye dialited earlier this year and said eyes were fine but saw eye allergies. Red lines.
Probably floaters: Doctors refer to floaters in different ways, and this is most likely a reference to floaters. A floater is basically debris caught up in the vitreous of the eye, which you might see moving around in your vision. These are seen when the eyes are dilated. If the retina is healthy then they are not much to worry about. If there is any be change in vision, though, get the eyes checked again. ...Read more
How do I know if I have glaucoma? My eye is red, and I have been seeing strange halos when I look at lights. Sometimes one of my eyes hurts a lot. Could this mean that I have glaucoma?
Get examined: You need to have an eye examination by an ophthalmologist. There are many different conditions that may be causing your symptoms. ...Read more
My daughter dx w/acquired Nystagmus @13m.Shes 20m n it seems to be going away. Hardly see her eyes shake. What does this mean? Will it go away completely
Likely lifelong: The nystagmus obviously has diminished in her case and hopefully the vision is good to normal. While the diminution is steady, she will probably end up with some instability which can be seen at the higher magnification with a slit lamp (a standard diagnostic instrument used by ophthalmologists). Enjoy the fact that it is hardly noticeable and hopefully the vision is good. ...Read more
Just had eye exam. Dr shined light in eyes with handheld device and said 0.2 in both eyes, both normal. What does that mean? What did he see?
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
Everytime I get the flu my vision turns yellow. I don't mean that my eyes turn yellow, I mean that all I see has a yellow tone, ithappens near the end?
What does it mean when I see glare marks or spots in my eyes all the time? I went to the eye doctor 2wks ago and he said my eye sight was 20/20.
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
Floaters: Are very common in adults. They are typically caused by aging changes of the vitreous jelly that fills the back of our eyes. When this degeneration occurs, small pockets of liquid develop and the jelly pulls away from the retina (the lining of the back of the eye). A small piece of tissue gets pulled away (the floater). If this has developed recently, see your eye doctor to rule out problems. ...Read more
Sometimes I see flickering stream of light on the corner of my eye. Is this normal? What does this mean?
Flashes, floaters: Flashes of light occur when the retina is stimulated. As the gel in the back of the eye slowly peels off the retina it can cause a flashing sensation. This may be associated with floaters. Also, people can develop ocular migraines with or without the associated headache. Your condition may be related to either of the above; see an eye doctor either way. ...Read more
Vitreous floaters: This usually means vitreous floaters which is a benign condition. However, if you see flashes of light, this is serious and could mean a retinal tear and you would need to see an ophthalmologist immediately by going to ER for the ophthalmologist on call (NOT for what you are describing).However, you still need to see an ophthalmologist to get a fundus exam which is looking into ur eye with a scope. ...Read more
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
I feel that my left eye vision is good but a little blurry, I mean that I can see for long distance but with little blurry in my left eye.
Probably fine: I am guessing that your right eye sees clearly and there is a little blur when you cover the right eye. Many eyes are a little different from each other and it appears your left eye has a little bit of need for glasses but given that the right eye is so good, there is no hurry to do this. ...Read more
What does it mean when corrective lense power gets increased every year during eye check up? Have difficulty seeing dist objects. Can I stop this?
Not really: You probably have myopia and this tends to progress over time until the mid twenties when it generally stops. If still significantly progressing, discuss with your ophthalmologist to rule out corneal problems which might be at risk. ...Read more
If im seeing spots in my vision like squiggly lines black and brown and my eye really dark does that mean vision loss? I have hydro
See eye doctor ASAP!: Squiggly lines in the vision with what sounds like a loss of vision (as you describe"dark vision") is worrisome for a hemorrhage inside the eye or a retinal detachment. While the floaters you describe are often associated with normal aging changes of the vitreous gel, sometimes complications like bleeding or a retinal detachment can follow. See your eye doctor immediately! ...Read more
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