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i was looking at my phone,scrolling through twitter and I looked up from my phone at my house wall and when I looked to the side,I saw a something like flashes? I could still see but it's like my vision got a little brighter when i moved it side to side. I panicked and closed my eyes then reopening it again,tried looking side to side and nothing happened. Im worried? Are my eyes fine.

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    I get that if I move my head quickly even with my eyes shut, like mini fire balls. Are you short sighted? I think it is normal. It is only a problem if you are seeing the flashes all the time or if you get loads of floaters as well.

    Also if you are looking at a screen in a dark room it can make your eyes funny for a bit, but it is nothing to worry about.

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      Ah i am short sighted and when it happened to me it was morning,i was staring at my phone before looming away from my phone then saw that flash but it lasted for a few seconds after i closed my eyes it was gone. Im really paranoid now ;-; but im glad it didnt happen again after that. I assumed maybe i was focusing on my phone for too long so when i look far from my phone,my eyes went haywire

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    So called "flashers" typically indicate you are experiencing some pulling of the vitreous coating away from the retina. Although it might not be serious, in some cases it can forewarn of a detached retina about to occur. (If a retinal detachment were to happen, you would need to IMMEDIATELY go to ophthalmologist on an emergency basis. Your retina pancakes and you only see half a field of vision.)

    The first time flashers ever happened to me, I went to an optometrist and got checked out. He looked at the back of my eye to see if the "pulling" of the vitreous was anything serious. Usually it is not, as it was in my case. But... it had scared me and I was reassured by learning what was happening.

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