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I sometimes see bright lights in my peripheral vision. What does it mean?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Flashing lights

Some flashing lights are caused by a retinal tear or hole.
You should consider seeing a local ophthalmologist if the flashing continues, since not all flashes are benign. Retinal tears can lead to retinal detachments, which can cause blindness.

In brief: Flashing lights

Some flashing lights are caused by a retinal tear or hole.
You should consider seeing a local ophthalmologist if the flashing continues, since not all flashes are benign. Retinal tears can lead to retinal detachments, which can cause blindness.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: "Ocular " migraine

Migraine does not require a headache.
How long do the lights last? Do you see them with your eyes closed? In both eyes?

In brief: "Ocular " migraine

Migraine does not require a headache.
How long do the lights last? Do you see them with your eyes closed? In both eyes?
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
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