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What Does It Mean When My Eyes Flicker With Light
What does it mean when my eyes glitch off and on and right afterwards i get real tired and sleepy feeling sometimes i can't stay awake?
Fatigue?: This sounds like fatigue but it should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. There is several neurologic conditions that should be ruled out. ...Read more
What does it mean when my eyes ache and I have a headache at the front of my head. Feel tired also?
I haven't been well and I have a lot of floaties in my eyes, like a lot when I'm in the light, what does this mean?
You need to be seen: 'Floaties' or floaters, as they are called, can mean a number of things. Some are benign and some can mean you had a small bleed inside the eye or something else is going on. You need to see an ophthalmologist soon to make sure you have not had a bleed or have had a tear or detached retina, ...Read more
NLP: It means that the visual acuity is listed as NLP, which means no light perception. The patient sees only blackness, even when a bright light is shone directly into the eye. The problem may be at any point in the visual pathway. One of the most common causes in the US is glaucoma wherein the optic nerve has completely withered away and will not transmit the visual signal from the eye to the brain. ...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
Iris variation: The iris, a name derived from the greek for rainbow, comes in a wonderful variety of colors and patterns. Looked at closely and carefully, you can be aware of these variations. There is not biological signficance to such variations in an otherwise normal iris. Enjoy yours and be more conscious of the patterns in others. ...Read more
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
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?
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