Ophthalmology & Optometry/Flashing spots


Hi doctor. Am a 29yr old male nd i suffer from flashy spots all the time. I am even experiencing one right now as i write to you.  these flashy spots can be small or large in shape and sometimes can last a few minutes or hours before it fades away. Sometimes sudden head movements can make these flashy spots disappear nd it could b days be4 i have another episode or sometimes i get to have them constantly. Can you describe what this phenomenon is?. I have floaters n do regular eye checkups, nd nothing explains this. I also have astigmatism n blue field entopic phenomenon. I have many eye problems at this age nd i worry how my eyes wil be like when i am 40 or 50. Your response wil be greatly appreciated. Thank you

It sounds like you're experiencing ocular migraines. Which can be tripped off by excessive use of smoking, caffeine eg coffee, tea, sodas , chocolate, cheeses, nuts  , alcohol. Etc.   also make sure you decrease your sugar intake significantly Nd see if that helps.  If not , consult with a neurologist  

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36 years of clinical experience in opticianry and therapeutic optometry. Still in private practice with special interests in vision conditions, diagnosing and treating ocular ailments, prescibing treatment plans which include medicine, eyeglasses, and contact lenses primarily. Although surgery is not within the realm of my area of expertise, I co-manage many pre and post -op surgical cases which include Lasik and PRK procedures.

New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians American Optometric Association

B.A.,1968, Hunter College of the City University of New York B.S.,1970, Pennsylvania College of Optometry O.D.,1973, Pennsylvania College of Optometry Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Administration Certification, New Jersey 1992

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Clinical Efficiency Award, 1973, Pennsylvaania College of Optometry

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