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I just started getting light flashes on the outer side of left eye and floaters. I am 64 years old and had some occasional floaters before but not the flashes. I went to emergency room at Mass Eye and in inBoston .After seeing two docs. One a retina specialist and dilating my eyes they said the retina was fine and no signs of detachment. These occur often when turning my head. I am nervous about this . Any thoughts??
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Hello, this is Dr. Stan, thank you for your question. I am U.S. trained,

Board Certified and I have 30 years of patient experience and I am here to help you today. I'm sorry that you are experiencing flashes and floaters. I'm glad that after the retinal specialist examined you, you were not found to have a retinal detachment. Flashes and floaters are common at your age and do not necessarily indicate any pathology in your eyes. The only other possible cause is a 6th nerve palsy, but that is very doubtful since you don't have any double vision. May I suggest you schedule an appointment for re-examination in 6 months. Until then, wearing a lens with yellow tint at night (night driving glasses) when driving will minimize the flashes. As far as the floaters, again these are normal.

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