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I keep seeing very brief faint flashes of light. Is that reflections off floaters?
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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
In brief: Most likely not!
Most likely it is a strand of vitreous (jelly of the eye) that is still attached to the retina.
When you are born the retina is stuck down to the retina. With age it will pull away, and the pull or tugging is the flash, and the floater is the result of the blurred jelly where it pulled away from the retina.

In brief: Most likely not!
Most likely it is a strand of vitreous (jelly of the eye) that is still attached to the retina.
When you are born the retina is stuck down to the retina. With age it will pull away, and the pull or tugging is the flash, and the floater is the result of the blurred jelly where it pulled away from the retina.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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