Why am I seeing a flashing circle?

Why am I seeing a flashing circle?

Flashes are most commonly due to age-related changes in the vitreous humour. The vitreous humour is the jelly-like substance which fills the inside of the eye, between the lens and the retina. The vitreous humour is contained in a fine membrane and this is attached to the retina at the back and the lens at the front.

Can an ocular migraine happen in one eye?

This type of ocular migraine affects only one eye Retinal migraine is a rare type of migraine characterized by changes in vision that are monocular—that is, affecting only one eye.

Are ocular migraines rare?

This problem is rare. It affects about one out of every 200 people who have migraines.

What is an ocular migraine without headache?

Yes, It Can Happen, and It's Called an Ocular Migraine. You might be surprised to know that you can have a migraine without pounding head pain and nausea. It's called an ocular or ophthalmic migraine, and it's a form of silent migraine – silent in the sense that it isn't accompanied by pain.

Can an optometrist check for retinal detachment?

If you see any warning signs of a retinal detachment, your eye doctor can check your eyes with a dilated eye exam.

Do eye flashes go away on their own?

To evaluate the condition, an ophthalmologist dilates the eye to examine it and make sure there is no retinal tear or detachment. In 90 percent of cases, no problem exists and patients are reassured that the floaters and flashes will eventually go away without treatment.