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I see flashes of light or beams of white light in my side vision there is no pain should I see a doctor ?

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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

One might even consider going to the er, especially if this is of sudden onset.
Possible causes with those symptoms include retinal detachment ( which is an urgent problem) or ocular migraine ( not so urgent).

In brief: Yes

One might even consider going to the er, especially if this is of sudden onset.
Possible causes with those symptoms include retinal detachment ( which is an urgent problem) or ocular migraine ( not so urgent).
Dr. Ester Kwok
Dr. Ester Kwok
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

This can be the early signs of a retinal tear or detachment and should be examined by an ophthalmologist .
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In brief: Yes

This can be the early signs of a retinal tear or detachment and should be examined by an ophthalmologist .
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Kenneth Miller
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Flashes may indicate a retinal problem. Safe better than sorry so get dilated exam.

In brief: Yes

Flashes may indicate a retinal problem. Safe better than sorry so get dilated exam.
Dr. Kenneth Miller
Dr. Kenneth Miller
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Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Good chance that there is nothing to worry about, but it's important to have this checked out by an ophthalmologist who'll do a dilated retinal exam.

In brief: Yes

Good chance that there is nothing to worry about, but it's important to have this checked out by an ophthalmologist who'll do a dilated retinal exam.
Dr. Avi Bitton
Dr. Avi Bitton
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