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I have flashing lights in my eyes. Started last week.

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I have flashing lights in my eyes. Started last week.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Dr Basu :

Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr Basu :

Flashing lights can be a serious symptom.

Dr Basu :

Do you have any headache?

Dr Basu :

Do you have any vision los?

Customer: I have flashing lights in my eyes
Customer: No
Dr Basu :

any vision loss?

Customer: No
Dr Basu :

does it involve both eyes?

Customer: More in one but yes
Dr Basu :

ok

Dr Basu :

The problem can be due to the blood flow reduction in the retina

Dr Basu :

THis can occur if there is blockage to the retinal blood vessel.

Dr Basu :

You may notice gradual loss of vision over time.

Dr Basu :

So an eye specialist should be consulted with.

Customer: Do I need see a doctor ? R will it go
Dr Basu :

YOu will need to se an eye specialist for retinal exam.

Customer: Really is it bad.
Dr Basu :

it is not that bad.

Dr Basu :

In most cases the symptoms will subside after few days.

Customer: Last week the room was spinning and I was sick but no bad head anything do with it
Dr Basu :

And your vision will not be affected.

Dr Basu :

Ok.

Dr Basu :

Still you should see your doctor for a clinical evaluation.

Dr Basu :

Sometimes these symptoms are due to the blood flow related issue as I suggested above.

Dr Basu :

Like a mini stroke

Dr Basu :

Pleae get your cholesterol checked.

Dr Basu :

These symptoms do subside by themselves.

Dr Basu :

No specific treatment is required.

Customer: Omg a stroke
Dr Basu :

that is a possibility --given the history of spinning and flashing lights.

Dr Basu :

they can be warning signs if there is some reduction to blood flow to brain.

Customer: Ok thank you
Dr Basu :

Very welcome

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