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For the last 10 minutes I have been having flashing in the

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For the last 10 minutes I have been having flashing in the outer edge of my eye.
JA: When was the last time you had your eyes checked? In general, how has your vision been lately?
Customer: about 10 months ago.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No. I am 64. In relatively good health.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.


I'm Dr Chaithanya attending you

Flashes in the outer corner of the eye can be a normal symptom that can happen while aging due to shrinkage in the vitreous jelly in the eye.

At the same time this can be due to leakage of blood cells into vitreous from retinal blood vessels. This can happen in retinal tear.

I don't want you to take a chance.

Have a eye examination as soon as possible. Ophthalmologist can see into the eye with the help of scope and see what exactly is wrong.

Hope this helps

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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

Hi, request to please rate the answer positively, so that I'm compensated for my time.

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

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