Flashes of light after retinal laser treatment

 

 

Country
Lithuania
Age
23
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?

Detached retina laser surgery 4 times

One in left eye and three in the right

Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

Myopia and astigmatism, born this way. No one knows reason, cause no one in my family tree doesn't have eyes problems.

Glaucoma diagnosed three years ago. (Also no one has in family)

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?

Cosopt twice a day and bitamaprost one time used.

Xalatan was changed to bitamataprost three weeks ago

Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

I use both. -10; -11 glasses and -9.5; -10 contact lenses 

Question

 

 

Hello,

I have open angle glaucoma and now its controlled with eye drops and I.O.P is normal. Also I'm nearsighted (-10.0 D; -11.0 D) and already had detached retina several time which been treated with laser operation.

One week ago,I went to ophthalmologist to check how my eyes is. But now no one is answering my question detailed.

All they say everything is treated and in stable form at the moment. But I do see flashes of lights in my eye (in same spot every time) very often every day, every morning after waking up (it's like a rule) and time to time during day and at night when I'm still not sleeping.

Why does this happening? (It's been happening around two or more months now) Also sometimes i see flashes in front of my eyes for about a minute after going from outside to inside of buildings. What is happening to my eyes?

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

The flashes of lights that you experienced are due to laser photocoagulation of the retina which is completely normal and nothing to worry about. Just regular follow up with your eye doctor to make sure there is no retinal detachment.

 

 

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