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What does it mean to see flashes of light in the right corner of my eyes?

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Dr. Ashok Kumar Dash


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Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: I have started Having light flashes--they look like he filament from a light bulb---in my eye. They appear on the outside of my eye as I turn my eye to the right. Any cause for concern?
Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar Dash 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Can be peripheral detachment. Consult retina surgeon

Detailed Answer:
It can be a degenerative process of the retina-like hole, tear, or peripheral detachment.

Consult a retina surgeon for examination and follow the photocoagulation treatment to seal the peripheral detachment.

A laser beam can be used on the advice of a retina surgeon.

Symptoms are due to irritation of the nerve. If rightly detected then laser beam can be used for peripheral detachment sealing. Yes, it is a cause of concern, so treatment is required.

I hope I have answered your query.

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Dr. Ashok Kumar Dash,

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