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Reason for seeing flashes of light, nausea, dizziness?

Hello my name is cheri and 2 weeks ago I hit the left side of my temple very hard. During this time I have been experiencing nausea, dizziness and temporary peripheral blindness that can last up to 10 to 20 min! Im also seeing what I can only describe flashes of light ....I see these flashes in my peripheral and looking straight ahead ! I get these unfamiliar pains on the left side my head that fallows to the back of my head ! My temple is still bused and has a not that you can feel ! Are these symptoms normal ? Should I go to a Dr?
Fri, 21 Mar 2014
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Dear Cheri,
The impact of injury causes detachantment of retinal layers which causes flashes in the eye.This injury may also cause detachment of vitreous from oraserata.pain from the eye ball leads to the eye center of brain which is located in occipetal region of
the head(back of the head)please consult ophthalomalogist of thorough fundus examination.
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