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I see eye floaters and flashing lights. What is the reason behind it?


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Published At October 13, 2022
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I recently visited the hospital regarding my eyesight, as I was seeing floaters and flashing lights. My doctor diagnosed me with a posterior vitreous detachment that leads to retinal detachment. My doctor thought I had been seeing flashing lights for the past year, so he said the retinal detachment was most likely to happen, but I had not seen them for a a year and it is present only for the last nine months. I need a second opinion and some advice as I will travel in the coming months and do not want to take risks. I want to know will the retina detachment occur or not. Kindly suggest.

Answered by Dr. Rahul Vaswani


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Post-viterous detachment is common in old and myopic young people, but that does not necessarily mean retina detachment. It would help if you had a thorough retinal examination to rule out any areas of weakness in the retina, like lattice or tears. Flashing light is a symptom of retinal disease in people with a family history of retinal disease. Retinal disease in the other eye should be checked every six months. I suggest you consult a specialist and take the mentioned eye drop with their consent. Take Nepafenac eye drops (Nepafenac 0.1%, mannitol, carbomer 974P, sodium chloride, tyloxapol, edetate disodium, and benzalkonium chloride) once before going to bed. I hope this helps. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Rahul Vaswani
Dr. Rahul Vaswani

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