Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
199 Doctors are Online

Have floaters and flashes in peripheral vision. What could be the reason?

Hello Doctor I ve had floaters and flashes and recently I ve been seeing beads of moving light in my peripheral vision . It usually lasts for a few seconds. This usually happens when my eyes are closed. I could also see it sometimes during the day. In late June, I had a burst of floaters and flashes. The flashes have disappeared but the floaters are still there. I ved seen my eye specialist about the beads of moving light in my peripheral vision but he doesn t seem to know what it is. Could you pls help asap? Thanks Lilian
Asked On : Sun, 19 Aug 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  174
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Hello Mr. Lilian
Flashes and floaters of light usually indicate opacities in the posterior part of the eye or problems in the peripheral part of the retina like small holes or tears in the retina or thinning of the retina. You need to worry if you these symptoms following injury or you are wearing glasses for high refractive error.
Sudden onset of these symptoms may be seen in acute cases indicating retinal pathologies which are of concern.
You need to undergo a simple eye examination called as indirect ophthalmoscopy after dilatation of the pupils preferably by a retinal specialist
Thank you
Answered: Fri, 9 Aug 2013
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor