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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
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
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
What are flashes of light in the vision at night and how do you describe it or how do you see them?
How come I see purple flashes of light in my vision at night when I'm driving? It happens sometimes during the day also. Any idea what causes that?
Get checked: You need to make sure it is not a retinal tear developing. ...Read more
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.?
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
Seeing flashes of light while looking at phone. Husband confirmed they aren't really there. What is this?
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
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
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?
Diagnosed w/stigmatism & possible glaucoma. Recently got hit in the eye hard, seeing flashes of light, slight pain when blink, geting wrs will it pass?
Eye trauma: You need an urgent retinal examinationGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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