I see flashes of light on the upper right edge of my right eye
Tonight I first noticed bright flashes happening in the upper right edge of my right eye. At first, I thought I was seeing reflections in the side of my glasses. Once I had eliminated that possibility I realized it was within my eye, right at the very edge.
Having heard of retinal detachment and thought I had heard of people seeing flashes in their eye with RD condition.
I did a web search and found that the symptoms of RD were the same as what I was experiencing. I discovered also a condition known as PVD (Posterior vitreous Detachment) also causes these flashes.
How soon should I see an Ophthalmologist? My day tomorrow, Friday, is very busy for me and then it is the weekend. Will it be ok to wait to see an eye doctor on Monday?
I do not know if there are eye doctors at my local hospital.
Thanks for your Question.
Most of the time, seeing flashes of lights is associated with posterior vitreous detachment.These flashes of lights occurs because while the vitreous is detached from the retina, it will mechanically stimulate the photoreceptors cells causing flashes of light.
Sometimes, while the vitreous detached, it can cause retinal holes or retinal detachment due to strong adhesions between the vitreous and retina. Retinal detachment is associated with flashes of lights and loss of vision.
Around 10% of patients with symptomatic Posterior vitreous detachment will have retinal hole.
I always advice my patients to visit the doctor within days after the first experience of flashes of lights and visit the doctor as soon as possible if these flashes associated with blurred vision.
Hi, A few days ago I started seeing floaters in front of my left eye. I do not see them all the time. I do not see them in the dark at night, only during the daytime and not a...
Hi, I have an odd thing happening in my left eye. I see a flash of light when I look right to left in the left side of my eye; it is a curve from top to bottom. It happens in...
Hi, I have been doing weight training for 6 months but my eye specialist told me to not lift heavy weights because I had laser treatment for retinal tear 3 years ago. S...
Hi, I had flashing lights in my left eye a week or so ago. And a few days later I had floaters today I woke up with blurry vision. Didn't know if I should go to er tonight of ...
Hi, Is it common to see some floaters and some loss of peripheral and upper vision of an eye after argon retinal laser? And what is the average time of recovery of argon retin...
Hi, I have macular degeneration and I have scar tissues in my eyes! Is there a cure for that? Thanks
Hi, This procedure is available privately in a few branches near me by a company named laservision. The story behind it is very convincing but does anyone here know if it...
Hello Sir, I am swapan from Bangladesh. I have both eyes black spot when i close one eyes i can't see a little space. As i remember When i was 13/14 years old then first...
Hi, Can I take physcostigma venenesum medicine to recover eye floaters Thanks