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Old 04-20-2015, 12:56 PM   #1
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Eye flashes/floaters


I have been having some concerns with my vision to start off I have myopia and astigmatism, but recently I had noticed a flash of light. It happened when I was sleeping, so Im not 100 percent sure if it was part of a dream or if I really saw it. I also noticed that if I turned my heart really quickly from right to left I would see what looked like a gold light around my eye that last for maybe a few seconds. I was super worried at that point and went to see my eye doctor as soon as possible she didnt see any tears or any signs of a detached retina but did notice that my vision prescription had changed. To be on the safe side she suggested I go see an opthamologist in a few weeks. I of course was too worried to wait a few weeks so I made the appointment right after my eye doctor visit.

The opthamologist checked my vision and told me my eyes were healthy and everything looked fine. She suggested that the flashes could be caused by ocular migranes and told me unless I am seeing tons of flashes, floaters, or dark curtains over my eye then its okay to see a few. I was very relieved with the news, but I still am worried something is wrong. I thought I saw some flashes today in my peripheral vision and my vision seemed a little off. My vision seeming off is most likely due to needing new glasses. I noticed some of the possible flashes today when I was in an area where there is bright lights. Could really bright lighting/sunlight causes eye flashes or my vision to act weird?

I also use my smart phone quite a bit and notice it when Im using my phone for extended periods of time. Could that cause flashes or vision issues? and could having too much caffeine cause vision problems? I dont really feel like going back to my doctor everytime I see flashes, but I just worry if I dont maybe it could be something serious. I have just been stressing and having awful
anxiety about it even though I was just told my vision was fine literally a few days ago.

Has anyone else experienced this? Thank you if you took the time to read this I know its super long lol. Im just not sure what to do I mean maybe Im just being paranoid or just letting anxiety get the better of me.

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Old 04-20-2015, 01:34 PM   #2
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Re: Eye flashes/floaters

Get another opinion. Our eyes are too precious to take chances.
Best of luck,

Old 04-30-2015, 12:23 PM   #3
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Re: Eye flashes/floaters

If this continues and if you see more floaters get to an eye doctor that can take pictures of the inside of your eye. I had this and ended up with a horse shoe shaped tear. Had to have laser surgery to repair it.
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