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Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali, Intensivist
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Experience:  MBBS, MD, MCCM.Currently working in Critical Care Medicine with 10 year experience in Medicine
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I recently had a fall and needed 14 stitches on my left eye

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I recently had a fall and needed 14 stitches on my left eye brow , since then witch I have never seen before bright flashes to the left and top of my perifial vision in the dark
JA: When was the last time you had your eyes checked? In general, how has your vision been lately?
Customer: Vision was fine before fall , still ok with occasional flashes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No ,retired 68 years old ,male
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

Im sorry to hear about your symptoms. Now this can be the result of a number of things but considering the recent trauma that you had it is possible that you may have damaged your vision in the injury. Presence of flashes of light in front of the eyes can be indicative of retinal detachment which is a serious condition if left untreated. This would also cause floaters in front of the eyes such as black objects etc. Sometimes it can also result in pain in the eye. This can be evaluated by your opthalmologist via a simple examination as well as with the help of a fundoscopy and retina exam.

At the same time, these flashes of light can be due to damage to the vitreous humor of the eye which is the gel like substance present behind your cornea and in front of the retina. This can again be evaluated by an eye doctor.

Now any new appearance of flashes of light should ALWAYS be evaluated by an opthalmologist so that the serious conditions can be ruled out and i would suggest that you have this evaluated ASAP and not delay.

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