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What could be wrong if my eyes keep seeing light flashes, espescially in the dark?

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Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Aging

This can be a sign of vitreous detachment/degeneration due to aging.
The signs can also be that of a retinal detachment that if caught early can usually be repaired successfully. You need to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist.

In brief: Aging

This can be a sign of vitreous detachment/degeneration due to aging.
The signs can also be that of a retinal detachment that if caught early can usually be repaired successfully. You need to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
Dr. Alan Mindlin
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Dr. Ehsan Sadri
Be aware of a retinal detachment you should get an exam right away.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology

In brief: Retinal problem

Flashing lights, or photopsias, can be a sign of a serious retinal problem. See an ophthalmologist soon.

In brief: Retinal problem

Flashing lights, or photopsias, can be a sign of a serious retinal problem. See an ophthalmologist soon.
Dr. Tim Conrad
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