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

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

Glad you saw an eye doctor

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

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

Regards,
Dr Kathy Robinson, General & Family Physician
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Brief Answer: Glad you saw an eye doctor Detailed Answer: Hello, 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 Regards, Dr Kathy Robinson, General & Family Physician