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How long can I wait with flashes of light to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Dont wait

Dont wait any longer, can be a sign of serious and irreversible eye problems, the sooner you go the better are chances to fix the problem.

In brief: Dont wait

Dont wait any longer, can be a sign of serious and irreversible eye problems, the sooner you go the better are chances to fix the problem.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a doctor

Flashes of light, especially those accompanied by decreased vision, need to be evaluated immediately.
There is a possibility that the retina is experiencing a problem (hole, tear or even detachment). If there is a detachment, you usually have no more than a 72 hour window for treating it to prevent severe vision loss. Do not delay seeing a doctor - go immediately.

In brief: See a doctor

Flashes of light, especially those accompanied by decreased vision, need to be evaluated immediately.
There is a possibility that the retina is experiencing a problem (hole, tear or even detachment). If there is a detachment, you usually have no more than a 72 hour window for treating it to prevent severe vision loss. Do not delay seeing a doctor - go immediately.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See EyeMD ASAP

Flashes of light are a potientially serious symptom so you should not delay in getting medical attention.

In brief: See EyeMD ASAP

Flashes of light are a potientially serious symptom so you should not delay in getting medical attention.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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