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    Old 05-18-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
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    Circle with 3-4 strands of flashing light on moving eye ball to the right

    For the past 25 days I am seeing a dark circle with an encircling semi circle of light that flashes. I see this only when I move my eye ball to the extreme right (left eye) and only when the surrounding is relatively dark. i do not see it when the surrounding is lit up.

    I showed to 2 eye doctors and both suggested that I had no problem with my retina and the problem was due to some injury. I was actually hit by a comb above my eye on the bone but that was not so severe. I am however seeing the lights after that only.

    I asked the doc that it is not Retinal Detachment but he said that the lights would be visible even in light and it would be constant or flashing ( Mine appears only when I move my eye ball to the right ). He also said that it is very unlikely for People with Plus Power (I Have +3.75 Power in the left eye).

    As my right eye is lazy, I am very worried. My eye Pressure is also normal. The Doc told me to revisit after 2 months.

    Any suggestions, I am very very worried ...

     
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    Old 05-18-2013, 09:33 AM   #2
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    Re: Circle with 3-4 strands of flashing light on moving eye ball to the right

    I am 39 y.o. male

     
    Old 05-18-2013, 01:58 PM   #3
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    Re: Circle with 3-4 strands of flashing light on moving eye ball to the right

    I'd suggest you see a retina specialist. They tend to examine more of the retina than a regular ophthalmologist.

    I see halfmoons of bright light in the dark in the far peripheral corners of my eyes when I turn my head to that side. It started in each eye after a posterior vitreous detachment. I was sent to a retina spec to make sure no retinal tears. I seem him 2x yearly now and he does a far more thorough retinal exam than the regular eye doc.

    Do check it out further. Good luck!

     
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    Old 06-05-2013, 10:58 AM   #4
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    Re: Circle with 3-4 strands of flashing light on moving eye ball to the right

    Bleue

    Thanks for your help. I got my eyes checked up by a Retina Specialist. He says that my Retina is OK. But I still see the circular lights around a black circle when I move my eyeballs to the extreme right or left.

    How often should I get my eyes checked. The Retina Specialist told me to come for a checkup again after 6 months.

    Is my condition serious? What precautions should I take for my eyes.

     
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    Re: Circle with 3-4 strands of flashing light on moving eye ball to the right

    It's good that your retina is OK.

    The questions you ask are best answered by your doctor. If you didn't ask them when you were examined perhaps calling the office ang asking them now could ease your mind.

    Best of luck.

     
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    Old 06-05-2013, 01:40 PM   #6
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    Re: Circle with 3-4 strands of flashing light on moving eye ball to the right

    your retina could be ok, but you could have vitreous detachment

     
    Old 06-06-2013, 03:34 AM   #7
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    Re: Circle with 3-4 strands of flashing light on moving eye ball to the right

    Hi Mehul,

    Nobody can answer your questions and concerns better than your doctor who had a chance to examine your eyes thoroughly.

    However, from what you have described and based on your age, the chances of it being a PVD (Posterior Vitreous Detachment) are highly probable like the other posters had mentioned.

    Did your specialist confirm that you have a PVD? The neat thing about a PVD is that if you see it, then the eye specialist should be able to see the same thing within your vitreous. Also, if there was no hemorrhage occurring during your PVD event, then the chances of it leading to a RD (Retinal Detachment) become less. PVDs are quite common in older people, generally nothing to be alarmed about if longstanding albeit a nuisance to some individuals.

    The precaution you should take is basically simple, and that is to observe any vision changes you may have in the next 3 months. If you start to see flashes of light or notice that your vision isn't the "usual", then go see the retina specialist asap and not wait for the 6 months follow up.

    If nothing proves unusual, you will eventually forget about this circle with strands as your brain is smart enough to ignore them most of the time.

    So try to relax and not worry about it, but be vigilant in your observation and go for F/U if you notice a difference in your "normal vision".

    Cheers,
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    Old 06-07-2013, 10:19 AM   #8
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    Re: Circle with 3-4 strands of flashing light on moving eye ball to the right

    Thanks everybody. Your advice and suggestions were a great moral booster and good guidance for me.

    The doctor did not say anything about PVD to me, but I did not ask as well. He just said that there were no issue with the Retina and told me to stop worrying about the circle and light.

    He told me for a repeat visit after 6 months. Also, he asked me to come immediately if I see a number of floaters suddenly or my eyesight becomes blurry. The same as some of you people suggested.

    Thanks everyone. Really appreciate it. I would keep myself posted on the forum.

     
    Old 06-07-2013, 10:36 AM   #9
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    Re: Circle with 3-4 strands of flashing light on moving eye ball to the right

    I am also seeing one or two hairs in my other eye (Right eye) since I went to see the Retina Specialist. it is most visible in bright environments. If I keep my eyelid open with my hand then it is not visible.

    Could it be that my eyelash hairs are coming in front of my vision. How could I get it corrected. Or could it be something else. I recently got new spectacles with +4.0 power in my right eye as prescribed by the doctor. (Earlier it was +3.0)

     
    Old 06-09-2013, 05:44 AM   #10
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    Re: Circle with 3-4 strands of flashing light on moving eye ball to the right

    Hi Mehul,
    Regarding your question with the "hairs" in your line of sight, these "hair like" formation could also be part of the floaters within the eyeball. They tend to be more noticeable in bright light as well.

    However, you said that if you pry your lids wide open, they disappear, perhaps they could be your eyelashes getting in the way as you suspect. I would suggest you look into the mirror without touching your eye and see if you find any stray eyelash pointing downward into your line of sight.

    Best of luck. I think you are doing fine, so don't fret overly much.

    Cheers,
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    Old 07-16-2013, 08:25 AM   #11
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    Re: Circle with 3-4 strands of flashing light on moving eye ball to the right

    Hi Friends,

    You help had been very encouraging.

    I have learnt to live with the Circle of Lights that I see as well as the Hair and some floaters.

    Will go for Eye Check after 6 months as instructed by my Doc.

    Thanks
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    Old 07-17-2013, 07:55 PM   #12
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