Flashes in eye with Ocular Migraine



Submitted by Lukas on Mon, 04/27/2020 - 18:22
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
Do you use any eye drops?

Dry eyes


Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

-7.50 D both eyes





2 months ago I started seeing flashing light in my left eye corner that only occurs in dark places for 2-3 times a day and only in one spot. Also I started to see floaters in both eyes.

Now for 2 weeks I started seeing blurry in the same spot where the flash occurs. If I am outside and its sunny i'm totally fine and can't see any blur. But if its an evening and its dark I start seeing blurry in the corner of the eye.

My eyes are very dry and in a childhood sometimes I had an ocular migraines. Migraines didn't appeared for like 1 year now. By the way I am nearsighted.

If its a RD or retinal tear am I too late for a laser surgery ?

All of this makes me really depressed.







Thanks for your Question

These flashes of lights could be due to ocular migraine or could be due to eye floaters. We can't tell which is the cause until we do complete eye examination for the retina. However for the information that you give me that you have myopia, eye floaters and these flashes only appear in nights, most likely they are related to eye floaters and should be examined by eye doctor as soon as possible.

I can't tell you if it is too late to do laser treatment or not until your retina is examined. Eye floaters with flashes of lights don't mean that you have retinal tear. Many causes are caused by posterior vitreous detachment which is a benign condition.