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Do you suffer from migraines?
Are both eyes involved?
Are there any flashes of lights or floaters in your vision?
i have what i have called migraines for years but this is new
i have had flashes of light and floaters
There are 2 possibilities. The first one is posterior vitreous detachment which is a normal ageing change. The vitreous gel in the back part of the eye liquifies and separates from the retina. This may cause floaters and sometimes flashes of light.
The other possibility is an ocular migraines which may or may not be followed by a headache. It is more common in people with a history of migraines. You need to see an ophthalmologist for confirmation of the diagnosis.
is this dangerous
i am suppose to have surgery in 2 weeks for a totally unrelated problem can this wait a while
Usually, it is not dangerous. Ocassionally it may cause a retinal tear which can require laser barrage around it. It will not interfere with your surgery. Thanks.