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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 does it mean when there is a bright light in your peripheral vision?

What does it mean when there is a bright light in your peripheral vision?

Flashes: A bright light in your peripheral field can signify traction (pulling) on the mid-peripheral or peripheral retina. These can be warning signs of an impending or evolving retinal tear/break. Symptoms such as these are best evaluated with a dilated retinal exam. Please see your provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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

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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What does it mean when you have white flashes in the corner of your eye?

What does it mean when you have white flashes in the corner of your eye?

Depends: Flashes can be due to retinal stimulation or to migraine-like decreased blood flow to the brain. If accompaniedby spots in front of the eyes or associated with headaches, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a dot of blood in your eye?

What does it mean to have a dot of blood in your eye?

Usually nothing: Might be a prominent vessel or a burst vessel on the white part of the eye. If inside the eye (over iris or something), then can be more serious. ...Read more

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What does a white spot mean in your eye?

Pinguecula?: Actinic damage can manifest as small yellow-white "bumps", usually @ the 3:00 ; 9:00 position along the surface of the conjunctiva in the horizontal interlid area. These are benign . Tears ; uv blocking lenses are appropriate. ...Read more

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What does the brown spots in your eye mean?

What does the brown spots in your eye mean?

Usually harmless: Most brown spots on the white of the eye are harmless, much like freckles. However any new brown spots or change in the appearance of existing brown spots should be examined by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a person has light blue sclera of the eyes?

What does it mean when a person has light blue sclera of the eyes?

See below;: The white sclera takes on a bluish tint when this normally thick tissue thins. The sclera becomes translucent, allowing the underlying tissue to show through. There are lots of reasons someone can have blue "whites". Anything that results in a thinning of the sclera could cause it.While most cases of sclera discoloration are benign, they can be a sign of something more serious. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a brown spot on the white part of your eye?

What does it mean to have a brown spot on the white part of your eye?

Can be normal: Darker-skinned people often have areas of pigmentation on their conjunctiva (clear vascular layer over the white). This is normal. You may also have a benign area of degeneration called a pinguecula, which can be caused by sun, dust, and wind. Malignant brown spots on the white of the eye are rare and are usually found in patients much older than you, but if in doubt, get it checked out. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a little bit of yellow in the white part of your eyes?

Pinguecula: You are probably seeing a normal growth called the pinguecula. These are located next to the cornea (the colored part of the eye), on the nasal and lateral side. They are the eye's callous like the thickening on the palms which protects the eye from wind, dust and irritants. Almost all people have them but they vary in size and thickness. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a blue ring around the iris in your eye?

What does it mean to have a blue ring around the iris in your eye?

Arcus of cornea: This is a deposit of lipid at the outer arc of the cornea. It is not in the iris. It comes with age and affects many. It is a benign event, can be quite striking but will not affect the vision or health of the eyes. ...Read more

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What does it mean if some of the white on your eye is blue?

What does it mean if some of the white on your eye is blue?

Thin Sclera: The protective coat of the eye is the white sclera. Below it is the vascular or blood vessel supply, the uveal tissue.. When the sclera becomes thinner due to age or inflammatory conditions, the sclera thins and give a blue hue. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vision is blurry like you are staring at a light bulb?

What does it mean when your vision is blurry like you are staring at a light bulb?

Many things: The causes of blurred vision are many and vary from minor to very serious. Please consult your eye doctor for a proper exam. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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What does it mean to get a headache in the back of your eye?

What does it mean to get a headache in the back of your eye?

Not the eye: This usually represents pain coming from one of the sinuses that sit behind the eye. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the whites of your eyes are gray or lite blue?

What does it mean when the whites of your eyes are gray or lite blue?

Blue sclera: The most common reason the whites of your eyes (sclera) are blue is because there are areas of the sclera that are thinner than others. In those spots, the underlying pigmented tissue of the inside of the eye shows through and it gives those areas a bluish grey color. Rarely, these spots can be associated with eye problems, so if you're concerned or having other symptoms, then see your eye md. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have flashes of light in your peripheral vision?

What does it mean if you have flashes of light in your peripheral vision?

Peripheral vision: Auras are visual manifestations of neurological symptoms. Flashing lights are one type of aura people report seeing, and these auras often appear in either eye. Migraines are a common cause of visual disturbances, such as flashing lights, but these uncomfortable visual symptoms can be the result of other physiological conditions as well. Anxiety, retinal disease, htn, and seizures may be an issue. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the whites of someone's eyes have a discoloration(not talking about pink-eye)?

What does it mean when the whites of someone's eyes have a discoloration(not talking about pink-eye)?

Several things: Depending on the color, shape, size and location, there are several possible causes. Most commonly, yellow "fatty" appearing spots near the cornea (clear part covering the color of the eye) called pingueculae or pterygiae are caused by years of exposure to the elements (sunlight, high winds). Any newly-seen spots should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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