Flashes is peripheral view in both eyes

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Hello, does anyone had flashes in both eyes? I get them in the corner of my eyes when I am in a dark room or close my eyes... sometimes the left or right.... I also have tons of floaters. I got my eyes checked by a retina specialist in december for flashes in central vision and floaters and everything was ok. The central flashes are not there any longer but now I have the ones in peripheral vision.... I am so scared. anyone with this? Thanks so much

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    Im not a doctor but it can happen naturally. and im pretty sure it will go away over time.

    do not get a retinal laser procedure done unless its an emergency, and even then make sure you know the risks of any laser and make the dr take retinal pics first and have an agreement on the treatment plan and area.

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    Have you had any sort of retinal procedure done in the past? Most of us who have gone through any sort of retinal procedure have a shimmering of some sort on the peripheral part or wherever the damage has been done. shimmering more than the flashes. If you have doubts on the diagnosis of your doctor, with all due respect, I think getting a second opinion would be worth it.

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    Hi, as u probably know such flashes are a result of the jellylike substance behind the eyes gradually changes into liquid as we age and in some cases during that process the eye retna gets pulled on and starts to tear at the retna which results in such flashing and depending on how bad it is in some cases the eye specialist will say if it gets worse come back to see them urgently ! as blindness can result.

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    THANK YOU ALL, I WENT back to my retina specialist and she said my eyes are ok and not to worry about it that's a growing old type of issue but if it gets worse I need to go back. She scheduled me for a 6 months follow up. I still have the flashes in both eyes daily, specially in dark rooms. It gives me so much anxiety though. I don't want my eyes to do that 😦

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      I too get flashes but just in one eye as well as floaters. The floaters are so annoying but I can live with them. Don't have much choice! but I really dont like the flashes! I hear they can last for months and have been checked for retinal holes, tears and detachment.

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