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Seeing a flicker of light in eyes sometimes after dark. It means what?

Seeing a flicker of light in eyes sometimes after dark. It means what?

Eye light flicker: Eye light flickers or photopsia can be due to many issues (such as floaters, migraines, retinal issues, etc). To rule out retinal tears and/or detachment, you should see an eye doctor urgently for a dilated eye exam. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your neck hurts and you have flashes of light in your eye?

What does it mean when your neck hurts and you have flashes of light in your eye?

Get checked: Flashes in the eye deserve a dilated eye exam. To rule out the small chance of a retinal tear. May not relate to the neck pain. ...Read more

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Sometimes I see flickering stream of light on the corner of my eye. Is this normal? What does this mean?

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

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What could crust on eyes mean?

What could crust on eyes mean?

Usually Blepharitis: Blepharitis or plugging up of oil producing glands of the eyelid which is stress related is extremely common these days. The stale oil is discharged at night and can form a crust on the eye lashes. Occasionally a lingering viral infection may keep a crust on the eyes. You should see an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Cyl eye test -2.5 means what?

Cyl eye test -2.5 means what?

Astigmatism: The 'cyl' column in your eye prescription refers to astigmatism. You can think of astigmatism like warping on the surface of your eye -- like a football shape compared to a basketball shape. You have 2.5 diopters of astigmatism. ...Read more

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What does having gray eyes mean?

Can be aging: If you are talking the white part of the eyes then this can be normal aging. If you have rheumatoid arthritis or lupus this can be problematic. Gray irides are just a variant in color. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have prominent eyes?

What does it mean to have prominent eyes?

Prominent eyes: Prominant eyes can be normal or due to diseases such as thyroid exophthalmos, orbital tumors, bony orbital abnormalities, or other issues. See an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Black dots on white of eye mean anything?

Black dots on white of eye mean anything?

Black dots: Black dots on the white of the eye can be many issues. Causes include foreign bodies, nevii, congenital pigmentation, oculodermal melanosis, topical medications, primary acquired melanosis, melanoma, or other issues. See an eye doctor. ...Read more