Sometimes I have these "balls of light" curve downward in my peripheral vision. I don't know if they're considered an ocular migraine though. I'm 16, I have many floaters, dark stringy to be exact. They're like in the image but much more shorter. I went through the dilated eye exam and suprisingly, the doctor did not see any floaters, I don't know if her diagnosis makes me feel relieved or more paranoid. I'm scared, these balls appear occassionaly but like happens 2-3 times a day. I use my gadgets a lot if that contributes to anything
Answer Ocular migraine can indeed cause these peripheral flashes of light that you're experiencing. also vitreous traction or separation can cause tugging on the retina and can contribute to the perception of light flashes .if your
ophthalmologist or optometrist examined the interior part of your eyes and found the retina to be intact with no tears or detachment then do not worry
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Thanks but it really concerns me because it's been a while since my last eye checkup. So I'm not sure if I should still be relieved.
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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.
Organizations New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians
American Optometric Association
Education/Credentials 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
Awards and Honors Clinical Efficiency Award, 1973, Pennsylvaania College of Optometry