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Constant flashing/blinking light

I have been seeing constant flashing/blinking light in my peripheral vision in my left eye. It is really distracting and makes it difficult to focus on anything. I have been to an optometrist as well as a retina specialist, and they both say there is nothing wrong with my eye. So what can be causing these flashing lights? and what kind of doctor should I be seeking out?
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It it persists and so does your desire for diagnosis then see an neuroophthalmologist. Find one at www.aao.org

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Hi I've been having a blue flashing light out of the corner of my eye also.  I also had eye pain with it.  Eye doc doesn't see anything so he ordered a mri wich showed some spots in my brain but no optic nerve swelling.  went to a nuro guy that orderd mri in neck and spin to rule out ms.  Now I just got a mra and I'm seeing a retina guy tomorrow morning.  Don't know what he's going to find if the other guy didn't see anything.  It's been about a week since I've seen the blue flashing light but I've been having some white flashes in both eyes not bad.  Vision seem off or something.  I can't but my finger on it.  The doctor also said I am color blind and I've never been before.  Should mention I am a female and it's rare or so i'm told.  I will let you know what my doctor says after tomorrow.  I also have some tingeling on the side of my temple.  
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Thanks for the information. Your condition somewhat sounds like mine, so it would be interesting to know what you find out. Unfortunately, I cannot find a neuroophthalmologist in the area I live, the fastest neurologist that I can schedule is in July, and I can't even get an MRI because my family doctor does not think I need one. All of the doctors I have been seeing says I ok, but I definitely do not feel ok. All of this is very frustrating.

Anyways, keep me updated. Thanks.
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Oh btw, I did get a CT scan of the head (without contrast). Would this kind of scan be enough to show damage/inflammation to the optic nerves?
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No a CT scan of the head will not image many cases optic atrophy or optic neuritis.

JCH MD
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