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Do doctors see a lot of patients with flashes of light?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Sometimes

The retina has only nerves of vision - so when stimulated in any way, sees light flashes.
This is most commonly due to age related changes in the fluids of the eye but can be one symptoms of retinal detachment. If persistent, and you also have a lot of floaters, or the vision becomes changed, see your eye doctor right away.

In brief: Sometimes

The retina has only nerves of vision - so when stimulated in any way, sees light flashes.
This is most commonly due to age related changes in the fluids of the eye but can be one symptoms of retinal detachment. If persistent, and you also have a lot of floaters, or the vision becomes changed, see your eye doctor right away.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Some

The retina has only nerves of vision - so when stimulated in any way, sees light flashes.
This is most commonly due to age related changes in the fluids of the eye but can be one symptoms of retinal detachment. If persistent, and you also have a lot of floaters, or the vision becomes changed, see your eye doctor right away.

In brief: Some

The retina has only nerves of vision - so when stimulated in any way, sees light flashes.
This is most commonly due to age related changes in the fluids of the eye but can be one symptoms of retinal detachment. If persistent, and you also have a lot of floaters, or the vision becomes changed, see your eye doctor right away.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Occasionally

The retina has only nerves of vision - so when stimulated in any way, sees light flashes.
This is most commonly due to age related changes in the fluids of the eye but can be one symptoms of retinal detachment. If persistent, and you also have a lot of floaters, or the vision becomes changed, see your eye doctor right away.

In brief: Occasionally

The retina has only nerves of vision - so when stimulated in any way, sees light flashes.
This is most commonly due to age related changes in the fluids of the eye but can be one symptoms of retinal detachment. If persistent, and you also have a lot of floaters, or the vision becomes changed, see your eye doctor right away.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Thank
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Light flashes

The retina has only nerves of vision - so when stimulated in any way, sees light flashes.
This is most commonly due to age related changes in the fluids of the eye but can be one symptoms of retinal detachment. If persistent, and you also have a lot of floaters, or the vision becomes changed, see your eye doctor right away.

In brief: Light flashes

The retina has only nerves of vision - so when stimulated in any way, sees light flashes.
This is most commonly due to age related changes in the fluids of the eye but can be one symptoms of retinal detachment. If persistent, and you also have a lot of floaters, or the vision becomes changed, see your eye doctor right away.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Thank
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