Top
20
Doctor insights on: Why Does Anxiety Cause Me To See Flashes Of Light

Share
1

1
Why does anxiety cause me to see flashes of light?

Why does anxiety cause me to see flashes of light?

See your doctor: Although anxiety can cause a variety of physical symptoms, flashing lights isn't a common one. It is important to make sure that there isn't a different problem causing the symptoms. High blood pressure, even if worsened by anxiety, needs to be addressed medically and can cause that kind of symptom. Migraines and seizures can do the same. Check with your doctor, it could be more than anxiety. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,240 doctors shared insights

Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


2

2
Could serotonin help with resolving flashes of light? Used to be on anxiety anti depressants got off slow but developed this since. Help maybe?

Flashes of light: need to be evaluated by an eye doctor. Please see one to make sure your retinas are healthy. Please see a mental health professional to help you learn ways to manage your anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

3

3
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

4

4
Can someone see flashes of light caused by moving positions too fast? Would this be a concern if they DON'T happen often? Floaters too.

Can someone see flashes of light caused by moving positions too fast? Would this be a concern if they DON'T happen often? Floaters too.

Yes: Sounds like you may have had a temporary decrease in blood flow to your optic nerve and retina from abrupt alterations in your positioning. I would be worried only if this happens when your not moving around abruptly. I would see a doctor for a depressed exam for the floaters to make sure you don't have a tear. ...Read more

6

6
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

7

7
Been getting aura headaches often right after i get home from work around the same time i see light flashes in vision then headache what's the cause?

Been getting aura headaches often right after i get home from work around the same time i see light flashes in vision then headache what's the cause?

Migraine : You are describing a typical migraine headache. If you suffer from frequent migraines you should consult a neurologist to be evaluated for triggers and for possible medical prophylaxis ...Read more

8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Is it normal to see flashes of light after getting hit in the eye?

Is it normal to see flashes of light after getting hit in the eye?

It can be: Getting hit in the eye can stimulate the optic nerve, similar to how hitting your ulnar nerve in your elbow (your "funny bone") can cause pain and tingling in your fingers. This can result in an immediate sense of flashes of light. If you have any prolonged visual symptoms, you should see a doc right away. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
I see flashes of light or beams of white light in my side vision there is no pain should I see a doctor ?

I see flashes of light or beams of white light in my side vision there is no pain should I see a doctor ?

Yes: One might even consider going to the er, especially if this is of sudden onset. Possible causes with those symptoms include retinal detachment ( which is an urgent problem) or ocular migraine ( not so urgent). ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
12

12
I had PRK 3 wks ago. I was a -8.50 and -7.50. occasionally I see flashes of light and increase of blurry vision? Is this normal?

I had PRK 3 wks ago. I was a -8.50 and -7.50. occasionally I see flashes of light and increase of blurry vision? Is this normal?

See EYE doctor: Unless you are on some medication,see your family physician 7 he may refer to Eye doctor or Neurologist for visual problems. ...Read more

13

13
4 days ago i was hit in the eye by a bunge cord. The next day i began to see flashes of light. An eye dr did test and said he didn't see any tears. I am still seeing flashes and it aches. What next?

4 days ago i was hit in the eye by a bunge cord.  The next day i began to see flashes of light.  An eye dr did test and said he didn't see any tears.  I am still seeing flashes and it aches. What next?

See Ophthalmologist: Blunt trauma to the eye can result in inflammation in the eye as well as damage to other structures. Persistent flashing lights are a symptom suggesting that the vitreous gel is pulling on the retina meaning there could be a tear or detachment present. You should see an ophthalmologist for this concern as well as for annual screens for Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) toxicity since you on that drug. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
16

16
What are flashes of light in the vision at night and how do you describe it or how do you see them?

Flashes: Flashes are most commonly seen with migraines and with retinal traction. If you are experiencing flashes, you should see your eye doctor in order to make sure there is no retinal hole or tear causing them. ...Read more

17

17
Are controllable, predictable flashes of light in vision usually benign? Like every time i look up quickly in dark, i see a small flash at the bottom.

Are controllable, predictable flashes of light in vision usually benign? Like every time i look up quickly in dark, i see a small flash at the bottom.

Not always!: 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 pulls away (initially tugs), 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

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
What are causes of flashes of light in vision during headaches?

Migraines: Migraine disorders often exhibit severe head pain accompanied by visual symptoms including sensitivity to light and flashes of lights. ...Read more

19

19
Do doctors see a lot of patients with flashes of light?

Sometimes: The retina has only nerves of vision - so when stimulated in any way, sees light flashes. This is most commonly due to age related changes in the fluids of the eye but can be one symptoms of retinal detachment. If persistent, and you also have a lot of floaters, or the vision becomes changed, see your eye doctor right away. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
20

20
What are the flashes of light in my eyes that I see in dark room?

Flashing lights: Flashing lights in the eyes with the lights out cound be a sign of retinal issues (tears, breaks, or detachment), migraine headache related, or other issues. You need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation. ...Read more