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Seeing Flash Eye
Been seeing flashes in vision, eye doc says everything looks okay, it still happens, in low light situations, stress related? Or something bad?
May be: Flashes of light usually are sign of traction on the retina from the vitreous gel. It is common. The main exam is a full dilated retinal exam for possible tears of retina that are easily treatable. If you saw an ophthalmologist and he performed this test then don't worry. If it continues check your retina in 6 months and then yearly. Ask your dr. About signs of retinal detachment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Seeing bluepinkpurp FLASHES of light be benign? Saw opthamg said eyes look healthy. Didn't find harm. Not flashing lights, flashes.nomigraine. Worried.
Retina migraine Brai: Flashes of light can signify many conditions and the very first thing to do is to have a complete and dilated I exam in which the retina is checked thoroughly to make sure that there are no retinaldiseases. It also can signify migraine particularly when it's followed by a headache or it could at times Oak her without the headache at which point we call it a retinal migraine. ...Read more
Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more
Right eye flashes: See eye doc, may have retinal tear or hole ...Read more
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Flashing lights: Flashing lights can be a sign of retinal detachment. The retina is like the film in the camera and is found in the back of the eye. When forces tug on the retina it can cause flashing light. That tugging can also pull a hole in the tissue allowing it to become detached. I suggest that anyone with flashing lights, especially if followed by showers of floaters should see an eye doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm seeing black flashes, as if I'm closing my eyes randomly. A couple eye drops made it go away, what was happening?
I keep seeing a small white flash in my right eye. It's off to the right side. It happens maybe 10 times a day. It started 3 days ago.?
Floaters: Sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". When it pills away, it causes flashes. You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been getting pain and pressure in both eyes. Last night I started seeing flashes of light and it was difficult to see. My eyes feel dry.
Sinus disease?: Sinus congestion commonly causes pain behind both eyes and may be treated by OTC Flonase or decongestants like Sudafed as long as your blood pressure is under control. The flashes may be ocular migraine if in both eyes and not accompanied by headache. If your vision loss was profound, it is definitely time to see an ophthalmologist! ...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?
Photopsia: Or light flashes, are very common symptoms. They occur when the vitreous jelly in the back of the eye shifts and pulls at part of the retina. Usually, once the vitreous separates from the retina, the light flashes resolve. If you develop some floaters or dark shades coming over the vision from the side, then this could be an indication that there is a retinal tear or detachment. See an eye doc. ...Read more