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What do flashes of coloured lights within the field of vision indicate?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1989

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Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: I see blinking flashes of colored lights ptimarily on my left eye.
Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Glad you saw an eye doctor

Detailed Answer:


The thing we most worry about with your symptoms is a detached retina.

As long as you saw an ophthalmologist and they said that your retina was fine then I think the next step is to see your regular doctor.

If this persists or gets worse, then in addition to your labwork, I would consider imaging the brain with an MRI. Make sure you are staying well hydrated.

Consider taking a multivitamin daily and keep your sugars in good control.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Kathy Robinson, General & Family Physician
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