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Flashing movement left to right in both eyes almost like look

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Flashing movement left to right in both eyes almost like look of broken glass
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 8 months ago.
Hello. Welcome to JA. How old are you? Do you have any other medical problems? The most common reason for seeing flashes of "bright light or lightening like images" in your peripheral vision is ocular migraine. The flashes are called scintillation scotoma, and they are actually electrical discharges in the occipital or visual lobe of the brain. there are other causes that are more intrinsic to the eye, such as retinal detachments, or vitreous detachments, etc. So I need more information. But if you are young, and have migraine, or a family history of migraine, then most likely this is ocular migraine. Treatment is to ignore them unless you have an accompanied headache. Get back to me to discuss this further and I will reply. Or if satisfied, please remember to rate this service by clicking on the rating stars, as that is how I am compensated for this work. Dr Frank
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 8 months ago.
Please get back to me if I can help Dr Frank

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