What causes flashing lights in left eye and migraine?
Two days ago my Optometrist examined my eyes and did an IOS retinal image of both eyes. he was able to compare the images to my two last visits and he does not see any changes of the image for my left eye from visits a month ago and 9 months ago. He said the vitreous is intact and the retina from what he could see from comparing previous and tracing blood vessels near the retinal appears unchanged. He said the visual patterns I drew on paper are consistent with a migraine, but the symptoms should be short acting rather than constant, which stumped him. He is referring me to an Opthalmologist or I can return to retinal specialist.
You need to return to your retina specialist.
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I am Dr. DADAPEER K, an Ophthalmologist and I will be answering your question.
I reviewed your history and the previous question you had asked to me on Health care Magic.
As I mentioned in my previous answer migraine in the prodromal phase can present with similar symptoms but migraine will have these symptoms followed by headache.
Since you are not having the symptoms of headache , it is unlikely to be migraine.
Hence first we need to rule out eye conditions which can cause these symptoms.
Hence this requires examination of the retina by retina specilaist.
Hence you need to return to your retina specialist for examination.
Hope I have answered your question and the information is helpful to you.
Do write back to me for further questions.
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