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meeyes started flickeing yesterday.More so when looking into

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meeyes started flickeing yesterday.More so when looking into bnright light
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer,

Is this in one eye or both eyes?
Do you see the flickering lights indoors as well?
Do you see any floaters?
Any change in vision?
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
You are likely experiencing a PVD or posterior vitreous detachment, a common event that happens in many people.

You have a thick gel material in the middle of your eyes. Over time, it liquifies and can sometimes clump together causing floaters. As it liquifies, this gel material collapses on itself and pulls away from the wall of the eye. In the process it can stimulate the retina -- causing the flashes that you see.

It is recommended that you see your ophthalmologist to look at the retina to make sure there are no problems such as a retinal hole or tear. In most cases, there are no problems, but this exam in precautionary and allows for preventative treatment of any lesions that are found.

If you notice a sudden increase in floaters, flashes of light (like a lightening storm), or a shadow/veil in the periphery of your vision, this can be worrisome for a retinal detachment. You would need to contact your ophthalmologist promptly in that case.

Remember to press the green accept button. It was a pleasure helping you with your question. Best wishes to you. Feel free to ask any additional questions.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Thank you for your kind assistance. Will follow your advice and see appropriate dpctor.

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Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
You're welcome. I have received your deposit. Best wishes to you.

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