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flashing light in left eye

When I put makeup on my left eye-lid, I see bright, flashing lights.  This also happens when I lift the eyelid for any other reason, but I notice it most when I put on makeup.  It never happens in my right eye. This only happens when I touch my eye, but at other times I have some blurring in the same eye.  What could be causing this?
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Dear Raphael62,

I would recommend that you seek the care of an eyeMD. Some diagnoses such as retinal tears, detachments or posterior vitreous detachments may cause symptoms you describe.  Since these can be sight threatening, a visit to the eyeMD is indicated.

Dr. Feldman

Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
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