Strange light flashes in my left eye

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 01:28
Country
New Zealand
Age
59
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

Reading glasses

Question

 

 

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 day light, night time, and even in the dark with my eyes closed. I move my pupil left to right and see a bright arc of light. I can't make it stay there, it just flashes as I move my eye balls left to right.

Any ideas? 

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

Most likely these flashes are due to the movement of vitreous body inside your eyes. There is attachment between vitreous and retina and with eye movement, this vitreous move and stimulate the retina causing you to see flashes.

I always recommend my patients who see flashes of light to visit an eye doctor to examine the back of the eye to be sure there is no retinal tears or holes or retinal detachment.

 

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