Eye flashes usually appear as lightning or camera flashes in your field of vision, usually because of the natural shrinking of the vitreous, a gel-like substance in the eye. Frequent or severe flashes can be indicative of an underlying medical condition, such as retinal detachment. The incidence of experiencing eye flashes increases as you grow older because the vitreous gel naturally shrinks and degrades with age, transmitting traction to the retina.
What are Flashes?
Symptoms of Flashes:
- You notice a bright spot or streak of light in your field of vision
- You notice a jagged light, similar to lightning, in your field of vision
- You notice bursts of bright light, similar to camera flashes or fireworks, in your field of vision
- You may also notice small black shapes in your vision (floaters)
Schedule an Appointment
Medical Surgical Eye Institute is a state-of-the-art eye care center specializing in cutting-edge treatments for various eye conditions. Our medical providers carefully examine your eyes, discuss your symptoms, and perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of your eye flashes, based on which they curate a personalized treatment plan. Please schedule an appointment at our eye care center in Worcester if you notice lightning flashes in your vision.