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Dr. Chip, Doctor (non-eye specialty)
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sometimes when I blink I see brief bright flashes. This has

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sometimes when I blink I see brief bright flashes. This has only happened recently.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi. Sorry for the delay but your question just became available. We can certainly continue after this if you'd like. There are two possibilities here--one would be floaters, small changes in the density of the vitreous humor (the jelly of the eyeball). Those are annoying but not serious. That said, this could mean you have a small piece of partially detached retina.. Since I can't examine you you should see your doctor for a full eye exam just as soon as possible
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