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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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For a week, when I close my eyes to sleep, I have bright white flashes of light. The room is completely dark but my eyes see bright light when closed.

For a week, when I close my eyes to sleep, I have bright white flashes of light. The room is completely dark but my eyes see bright light when closed.

Flashing lights: in visual field indicates a need for you to see your opthalmogist (eye doc) ASAP. It MAY be a retina that is detaching or it may be more minor. Either way be safe. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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

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 if you see light flashes instead of pitch black when you close your eyes?

What does it mean if you see light flashes instead of pitch black when you close your eyes?

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

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One kid having squinting left eyes some time when she tries to see far. If observed closely squinting is not noticable at all. Does this can be treated and how.Please advice?

Nearsighted: Squinting artificially lengthens the eye a little & allows someone to see things at a distance more clearly. This is the problem of the nearsighted(can see ok near).It is likely worse than 20/40 vision which is the level most kids start having trouble seeing the blackboard at school. ...Read more

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Why do I see white flashes with my eyes shut?

Why do I see white flashes with my eyes shut?

Possible retina tear: Flashes of light that occur in the dark (or with eyes shut) can be a sign of vitreous detachment, retinal tear, or retinal detachment. The flashes are caused by traction on the retina which is interpreted by the brain as light flashes. You should have this evaluated urgently by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why is it that i see flashing lights in my eyes?

The vitreous gel : that fills your eye is in constant contact with the retina, the film that allows you to see light in the back of your eye. Sometimes the vitreous gel tugs on the retina and this causes you to perceive a flash of light. You should have a dilated eye exam to make that the vitreous tugging did not cause a retinal tear or detachment. Be well. ...Read more

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I sometimes see flashing lights in my eyes, what is it?

I sometimes see flashing lights in my eyes, what is it?

Potentially: New or worse floaters, flashing lights in your vision and/or part of your peripheral vision missing, require a dilated retinal exam by an eye doctor urgently. Do not delay. It could indicate a problem like a retinal tear or retinal detachment. It could also be an ocular migraine. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why i see flashing lights in my eyes?

Could you tell me why i see flashing lights in my eyes?

The vitreous gel : that fills your eye is in constant contact with the retina, the film that allows you to see light in the back of your eye. Sometimes the vitreous gel tugs on the retina and this causes you to perceive a flash of light. You should have a dilated eye exam to make that the vitreous tugging did not cause a retinal tear or detachment. Be well. ...Read more

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Similar to other questions, when I move my eyes quickly from one direction to another I tend to see white flashes or streaks. Is this concerning?

Similar to other questions, when I move my eyes quickly from one direction to another I tend to see white flashes or streaks. Is this concerning?

Usually benign: The eye is filled with jelly-like fluid to keep its shape. Any inconsistency in the texture of jelly causes "floaters", which occur normally. Its happening to me right now. ...Read more