For a few weeks I’ve been having flashes of light in the outside corners of my eyes several times a day. I saw my ophthalmologist yesterday and he said everything looked good as far as his exam could reveal, but he referred me to a retina specialist for a more through retina exam because of the EDS. Is there any other cause of these flashes besides retinal tear or detachment? Anybody else experience this?
Hi Megha, do you notice this out of both eyes simultaneously? Do you ever get a headache afterwards? If it is not simultaneous retinal tears/detachments (I doubt it — one, they don’t usually detach simultaneously, two, it has been going on for weeks, and three, your eye doc looked in there). If the retina/vitreous is OK (vitreal detachments are usually harmless, but more likely to occur in both eyes simultaneously), then I’d lean toward a migraine episode. You don’t have to have a headache with this (most people don’t, actually). When I first got sick, I had it happen a few times a DAY. I knew what it was, not scary, but a real pain, especially if you are DRIVING when it happens! Let us know? 😉