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These days my wife is seeing flashes in one eye occasionally.?

These days my wife is seeing flashes in one eye occasionally.?

See an eye doctor: Most of the time, flashes of light are related either to floaters (changes to the gel that fills the back of the eye), our less commonly migraines. If the flashes last for more than a day, or if there is a decrease in vision as well, see an eye doctor right away. ...Read more

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Been seeing flashes in vision, eye doc says everything looks okay, it still happens, in low light situations, stress related? Or something bad?

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 more

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What to do if I hit in the eye, seeing flashing lights?

What to do if I hit in the eye, seeing flashing lights?

Safest bet: Would be to have an eye exam to make sure the eye is otherwise healthy. Flashing lights means there is active traction on the retina. This can lead to retinal tear or detachment. Be well. ...Read more

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What does this mean if I'm seeing flashing lights/lines in my eye?

What does this mean if I'm seeing flashing lights/lines in my eye?

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

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What could be wrong if my eyes keep seeing light flashes, espescially in the dark?

What could be wrong if my eyes keep seeing light flashes, espescially in the dark?

Aging: This can be a sign of vitreous detachment/degeneration due to aging. The signs can also be that of a retinal detachment that if caught early can usually be repaired successfully. You need to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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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

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What causes seeing flashes when shutting eyes?

What causes seeing flashes when shutting eyes?

Vitreous detachment: Vitreous detachment, or separation, is the most common cause of new onset flashes. If you have new onset flashes, even if you only notice them when you close your eyes, you should have a thorough eye exam to assess for retinal tears or detachment. ...Read more

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I'm seeing flashes in the corner of both eyes, what could this be?

I'm seeing flashes in the corner of both eyes, what could this be?

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

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I keep seeing a flash in my right eye, what to do?

I keep seeing a flash in my right eye, what to do?

Emergency exam: Be seen at once by either an ophthalmologist or emergency physician, as this can be a symptom of a problem that can permanently affect your vision. Don't wait..... ...Read more

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I'm having eye pain and seeing flashes, what should I do?

I'm having eye pain and seeing flashes, what should I do?

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

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Keep seeing orange flashes at the right side of my eye when the lights are off what is this?

Keep seeing orange flashes at the right side of my eye when the lights are off what is this?

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 more

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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'm seeing black flashes, as if I'm closing my eyes randomly. A couple eye drops made it go away, what was happening?

Black flashes: Would follow up with optometrist (as they are more accesible) today. May be dry eyes but could also be retina issue like detachment or autoimmune condition. Follow up today with optometrist. ...Read more

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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.?

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 more

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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.

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

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Why do I see flashes of light when I close my eyes?

Why do I see flashes of light when I close my eyes?

Many potential: Can be due to disease of the nerve to the eye, i.e. optic neuritis to a problem with the eye chamber itself, such as a detached retine, retinitis pigmentosa... Can also be a migraine phenomenom if brief and associated (followed by) a headache. ...Read more

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I see a flashing light in my eye. What could this be?

I see a flashing light in my eye. What could this be?

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

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I see a bluring flashing light from my eye what is it?

I see a bluring flashing light from my eye what is it?

Need evaluation: A flashing in the vision in one eye is a retinal problem typically. See an ophthalmologist to find out what's going on. There are many eye problems which can cause blindness which start with a flashing in the vision. ...Read more

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What causes a person to see light flashes when their eyes are closed?

What causes a person to see light flashes when their eyes are closed?

Light flashes: Your description is worrisome for a retinal problem (such as a retinal tear, break, or detachment). Similar issues can be seen in other disorders (such as migraine headaches, optic nerve pathology, etc) but I would recommend seeing an eye doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes you to see flashes of light even when you close your eyes?

Flashes: Flashes are potentially a sign of a retinal tear or detachment and immediate evaluation is indicated. Other possible causes include intraocular inflammation and stimulation of the retina due to normal aging changes of the vitreous gel in the back of the eye. If you are currently seeing flashes, call an eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I see lights flashing out of the corner of my eye?

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

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Why do I always see lights around my eyes like flashing lights roud my eyelids all the time?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What could cause me to suddenly see crazy patterns of concentric diamonds and flashing colors in part of one eye for about an hour?

Ophthalmic migraine: Ophthalmic migraine is a condition where lights or irregular shapes occur lasting from 10 minutes to several hours. The vision may be obscured during this period. These episodes are self limited and go away without treatment. There is no headache or nausea. ...Read more

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See flash of light at night for millisecond before going to bed only when eyes are closed. Ophthalmologist said eyes look healthy. What is this?

See flash of light at night for millisecond before going to bed only when eyes are closed. Ophthalmologist said eyes look healthy. What is this?

OCULAR FLASHES: Ocular flashes at bedtime may be secondary to low blood pressure or low blood sugar. Additionally, it may be a migraine variant. You need an exam labs and monitor blood pressure at home. I recommend a gluten free diet(WholeApproach.com) and focus on hydration 60-80 oz/dy ...Read more

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I keep seeing orange flash in my left eye?

I keep seeing orange flash in my left eye?

Could be an aura: Or it could be a retinal detachment or something else funky going on. You should be able to track it down. Would you like a 1-1 session with a neurologist/headache specialist? (i.e. MOI?)

Then, GO TO: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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If I have flashes of light in the corner of my eyes and seeing floaters, what should I do? Can something be done to stop this?

If I have flashes of light in the corner of my eyes and seeing floaters, what should I do? Can something be done to stop this?

See Ophthalmologist: You should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist within 48 hours of developing symptoms of flashing lights and new floaters. These symptoms suggest that a posterior vitreous detachment is occurring and may put you at risk for a retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more

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