Eye Flashes - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Eye Flashes are experienced in the form of lighting streaks or flashing lights. This happens when the vitreous gel in the eye rubs on the retina. However, eye flashes can also be triggered due to a disease, head trauma or exposure to chemicals. In most cases, eye flashes are benign and are no cause of concern. Unfortunately, the leading symptom of a retinal detachment is eye flashes, which is why all cases of light flashes should be taken to a professional.
Symptoms of eye flashes can include sudden flashes of lights or 'stars'. In some cases the flashes of light can be in the form of jagged lines which last for 10 to 20 minutes. The light flashes associated with a migraine have shapes, colors and last longer. On the other hand, the flashes associated with vitreous separation are shorter and without any kind of shapes. If eye flashes are accompanied by a headache, then it's most probably a migraine headache.
Aging is one of the main causes of eye flashes. As one reaches middle age, the vitreous gel in the eye starts thickening and forms clumps inside the eye. The shrinking vitreous gel starts pulling away from the retina leading to a vitreous detachment. Posterior vitreous detachment is more commonly found in the following individuals: myopic patients, those who have undergone cataract operations, those who have experienced inflammation in the eye or those with hereditary defects.
Although eye flashes are normal and will occur to most people throughout their lives, if you notice eye flashes for no apparent reason, you should consult an eye doctor as soon as possible. Eye flashes are perfectly normal during exercise and other strenuous activities; although those activities should be avoided in the future as eye flashes are the brain's way to alert you of pain in the retina (you can't experience the sensation of pain in your retina).
Although a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is generally a part of the natural aging process and cannot be prevented, there are numerous factors that can increase the chances of a retinal detachment. These factors can include major eye/head trauma, hereditary history of retinal detachments, myopia and previous surgery. Individuals with these factors have a high risk of undergoing vitreous detachment complications.
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