Eye Care Community
Phosphene flashes
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to eye care, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, eye infections, misaligned eyes, intra-ocular implants, refractive surgery (LASIK and CK), glasses, contact lenses, amblyopia, eye injuries, dry eyes, ocular allergy, eye pain and discomfort, pediatric eye disorders, eyelid and tearduct surgery, poor eyesight, and eye surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Phosphene flashes

i also have flashes when I move my eyes or head left or right. In left eye only. I really notice it when I'm driving at night and checking an intersection for cars. I've had my eyes dialated  3 different times and everything OK. I've had flashes for 5 months. How long can these last?  Thank you Steve age 63


This discussion is related to flashes.
Avatar_m_tn
Did the ophthalmologist who dilated your eyes diagnose a PVD?  If so, the flashes could persist for a while, especially if the PVD is not completely detached from the retina and optic nerve at the back of your eye - it is different in each individual case.  I have a PVD in my right eye and it has been giving me flashes for over a year.  At your age, PVD is very common.  If you have had 3 exams from qualified eye MDs, then you don't need to worry - the flashes should calm down once the PVD process is complete.  Could be weeks, months, or even years in some cases.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Eye Care Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Eye Care Answerers
10949559_tn?1414054405
Blank
LisaTaylor
Mississauga, ON
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
SoftwareDeveloper
CO
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
flossy93
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
KayakerNC
NC
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Anomalychick
Jacksonville, FL
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
etrader
United Kingdom