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Hi - yesterday afternoon while watching television I noticed a lightning like flash and the same again today at around the same time. No pain or visual disturbance apart from this and it was in the centre of my vision not in the corner. I can't tell if it was just one eye. Been pretty stressed thelast couple of days and had a headache (not a migraine) - any ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

This can be a sign of retinal detachment.

Get an eye exam immediately.

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
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This is not due to the retinal detachment.

Flash like phenomenon can occur with TIA or optic nerve blockage.

That should be checked by a MRI scan if possible.

Any visual loss will need to be ruled out soon.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Flashes, often with floaters, are classic for retinal detachment.

In fact, if it were TIA, then you should already be in A&E, not waiting to schedule an MRI.

So, as I said, get checked immediately, now, in fact.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks - just looked up TIA and my symptoms are nothing like it. The flash lasted a split second. Seems unlikely to be TIA - but will see eye doc
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hi

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I did not suggest TIA.

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Good luck.

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