Photopsia

ExitCare ImagePhotopsia is when a person can see flashes of light (like lightening flashes) off to the side in one or both eyes. Although photopsia often goes away with time, it can cause serious problems that need help right away.

CAUSES

SYMPTOMS

DIAGNOSIS

During an eye exam, an ophthalmologist can tell if you have any problems on the inside of your eye related to flashing lights. An exam by a retinal specialist may be needed.

TREATMENT

SEEK MEDICAL CARE IF: