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Can sinus pressure cause strobe light flashes in your eyes?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Probably not

Sinus pressure and infection can cause a pressure sensation behind the eyes (and rarely orbital infection), but it should not cause visual symptoms.
"strobe light flashes" are more likely a retinal or optic nerve symptom, or possibly a migraine symptom. People with symptom of flashing should have an eye exam to rule out retinal problems.

In brief: Probably not

Sinus pressure and infection can cause a pressure sensation behind the eyes (and rarely orbital infection), but it should not cause visual symptoms.
"strobe light flashes" are more likely a retinal or optic nerve symptom, or possibly a migraine symptom. People with symptom of flashing should have an eye exam to rule out retinal problems.
Dr. David Chandler
Dr. David Chandler
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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology

In brief: See an eye MD

You need to be seen pretty urgently.
These flashes are a result of some kind of traction on your retina. It may be nothing serious but it can be the development of a tear in the retina. You need a good exam to find out. It is not coming from your sinuses.

In brief: See an eye MD

You need to be seen pretty urgently.
These flashes are a result of some kind of traction on your retina. It may be nothing serious but it can be the development of a tear in the retina. You need a good exam to find out. It is not coming from your sinuses.
Dr. Matthew Goren
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