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I have a reoccuring bright "light spot" in my periferal vision in my right eye.

By Anonymous October 16, 2011 - 3:13pm
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These bright light spots begin in the outer upper right corner and go downward. The occurrance is at least once every half hour, and have been occuring for about a week. I have no headaches and have not had any eye injury. There is no pain, just the annoyance of bright light. The best way to describe it is: it feels like a bright flashlight is being shone in the outer corner of my eye and then turned off after about 4 seconds.

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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your post and welcome!

Whenever there is a change in your vision, particularly something that is sudden and happening so often, you need to get to your Ophthalmologist as soon as you can.

You may have symptoms of retinal detachment. Warning signs often appear before retinal detachment occurs, such as the sudden appearance of floaters or sudden flashes of light. Even if this is not the case, it is definitely something you need to look into.

Here's some more information on retinal detachment: http://www.mayoclinic.org/retinal-diseases/retinal-detachment.html



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