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Why I keep seeing flashes of light after I turn the lights off at bedtime?

Why I keep seeing flashes of light after I turn the lights off at bedtime?

Retinal detachment: This could be due to detachment of the vitrous (jelly like substance in the eye) but it could also be an early warning of detachment of the retina. You should see your ophthamologist (eye doctor) to make sure. Retinal detachment can be treated and blindness prevented if caught early enough. ...Read more

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I'm randomly seeing flashes of light when I lay in bed at night. Should I be worried?

I'm randomly seeing flashes of light when I lay in bed at night. Should I be worried?

Maybe trivial, but: What you describe could be due to retinal or vitreous detachment, and worthwhile to let your eye professional know of this. ...Read more

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Think im seeing flashes of light when its dark when im layin in bed at night and little redness in eye also irritation. What's goin on?

Think im seeing flashes of light when its dark when im layin in bed at night and little redness in eye also irritation. What's goin on?

See an eye MD: Your symptoms don't really sound related but they do warrant an exam, particularly with respect to the flashing lights that you're seeing. ...Read more

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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

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I saw several black spots (floaters) in the top of my right eye, then I started seeing light flashes I first noticed at night but now during the day.?

I saw several black spots (floaters) in the top of my right eye, then I started seeing light flashes I first noticed at night but now during the day.?

Possible torn retina: I would see a retinal doctor if available, or a general ophthalmologist. New floater and light flashes can be caused by a torn retina and it is better treated early. ...Read more

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Why do I keep seeing flashes of light in my eye? Not an aura. Yellow orange arc

Why do I keep seeing flashes of light in my eye? Not an aura. Yellow orange arc

Could be retina tear: Sudden flashes need to be checked promptly for retinal tear or detachment. Otherwise, it's probably vitreous tugging on the retina. Migraine also possible. ...Read more

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Why am I seeing flashes of light?

Why am I seeing flashes of light?

Most likely: New flashes or floaters and/or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil obscuring part of the vision) require an urgent dilated retinal exam to rule out retinal detachment. Other causes include ocular migraine. Get checked. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm seeing flashes of light in my vision?

What do you advise if I'm seeing flashes of light in my vision?

Flashes in vision: See an eye doc soon! Could be simply a liquification of the jelly in the eye, which is normal, or something more serious like a retinal tear or hole. ...Read more

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Prolactin level is37ng/ml. My sight is increasingly blurring and I'm seeing flashes of light. Any relation?

Prolactin level is37ng/ml. My sight is increasingly blurring and I'm seeing flashes of light. Any relation?

Cabergoline: Is extremely good for pituitary tumors so I don't think tere is trouble. Flashes of light might ve a retinal issue so see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I've been getting pain and pressure in both eyes. Last night I started seeing flashes of light and it was difficult to see. My eyes feel dry.

I've been getting pain and pressure in both eyes. Last night I started seeing flashes of light and it was difficult to see. My eyes feel dry.

Sinus disease?: Sinus congestion commonly causes pain behind both eyes and may be treated by OTC Flonase or decongestants like Sudafed as long as your blood pressure is under control. The flashes may be ocular migraine if in both eyes and not accompanied by headache. If your vision loss was profound, it is definitely time to see an ophthalmologist! ...Read more

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Help! Seeing flashes of light when I tightly shut my eyes and am dizzy, retinas have been checked and are fine what is causing this?

Help! Seeing flashes of light when I tightly shut my eyes and am dizzy, retinas have been checked and are fine what is causing this?

2 causes: They may be migraine auras (colored lights, prism like patterns that last around 15 minutes) or vitreous gel separation (very brief, bright flashes) ...Read more

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I'm seeing flashes of light all the time in my right eye and my left ear keeps ringing and vibrating. I'm also getting headaches all the time.?

Migraine perhaps: Your symptoms may be related to migraine headaches which can cause visual changes (flashes of light) and other sensory changes (tingling of limbs etc). If your symptoms persist I would see your own doctor to get help because there are medicines to help with your symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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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

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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

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Cloudy, hazy vision. Seeing arcs or flashes of light?

Cloudy, hazy vision. Seeing arcs or flashes of light?

Detachment?: Probably a vitreous detachment (no treatment), or retinal detachment (needs prompt surgery). See ophthalmologist very soon (days). ...Read more

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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

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

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

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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

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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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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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I keep seeing very brief faint flashes of light. Is that reflections off floaters?

I keep seeing very brief faint flashes of light. Is that reflections off floaters?

Flashing light: Flashes of light, regardless of how brief or faint, if recurring should make you call your eye md. It could represent a migraine variant, or the vitreous pulling on your retina and may be an early warning sign for impending retinal detachment. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with flashes of light to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Don't wait: Don't wait any longer, can be a sign of serious and irreversible eye problems, the sooner you go the better are chances to fix the problem. ...Read more

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Seeing maybe tiny flashes of light and now I smell or taste a certain smell that I can smell on clean wash but no one else can is it epilepsy?

Seeing maybe tiny flashes of light and now I smell or taste a certain smell that I can smell on clean wash but no one else can is it epilepsy?

Well...could be: By the sound, it COULD be, but hard to be sure based upon the info available. If you've had any episodes where there's a gap in your memory, it makes seizures a more likely diagnosis. Please discuss with a neurologist! ...Read more

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Seeing bluepinkpurp FLASHES of light be benign? Saw opthamg said eyes look healthy. Didn't find harm. Not flashing lights, flashes. Nomigraine. Worried.

Retina migraine Brai: Flashes of light can signify signify many different conditions and the very first thing to do is to have a complete and dilated I exam in which the retina is checked thoroughly to make sure that there are no retinaldiseases. It also can signify migraine particularly when it's followed by a headache or it could at times Oak her without the headache at which point we call it a retinal migraine. ...Read more

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If I have flashes of light in the corner of my eyes and seeing floaters, what should I do? Can something be done to stop this?

If I have flashes of light in the corner of my eyes and seeing floaters, what should I do? Can something be done to stop this?

See Ophthalmologist: You should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist within 48 hours of developing symptoms of flashing lights and new floaters. These symptoms suggest that a posterior vitreous detachment is occurring and may put you at risk for a retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more