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I have sudden flashes of light in my eyes sometimes?

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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Common, but check

Flashes of light are a common symptom in an ophthlmology office.
Most often, it is not a sign of a serious problem. Rarely, especially if the flashes are new and accompanied by a sudden onset of dark spots called "floaters" in your vision, it can be a sign of a tear in the retina, a possible first stage of a retinal detachment, which is treatable but can lead to loss of vision. Have it checked.

In brief: Common, but check

Flashes of light are a common symptom in an ophthlmology office.
Most often, it is not a sign of a serious problem. Rarely, especially if the flashes are new and accompanied by a sudden onset of dark spots called "floaters" in your vision, it can be a sign of a tear in the retina, a possible first stage of a retinal detachment, which is treatable but can lead to loss of vision. Have it checked.
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
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Dr. Michael Ham
great response.
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