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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes one to see flashes of light?

Every so often I see flashing lights, in waves. They start off in the lower part of my eye and move upward until they interfere with my vision. I don t have a headache with these. Occasionally, more often there will just be a ripple of light on the periphery of my vision. What is happening?
Tue, 16 Dec 2014
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
such symptoms are related to pathology in retina. better to consult retina specialist should examine to exclude retinal tear hole or detachment
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