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Blue Flash in Left Eye

JMcEwan

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Last Friday, while in the bath I tipped my head back into the water to wet my hair and had a blue lightning flash of light in the middle of my left eye. I have had flashes in my peripherals before; but never in the middle of vision.

I am freaking out bad that it might be a brain tumor.

My PCP "suspects ocular migraine and is sending me to an ophthalmologist as well.

In my health chart it says "monitor closely".

I am a wreck.
 

bigjetplane6

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First off, breathe. It doesn’t always mean that.
There’s a lot of benign reasons that you can get flashes.
Since you’re so focused on it, you are triggering yourself to see this.
 

suzzeeb

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Ocular migraines are super common. I have had many with flashing zig zag lines without headache. Try not to freak out. The ophthalmologist will be able to reassure you.
 

JMcEwan

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Thank you both. I will try. My primary "liked" that is was a singular occurrence and said that "the first one is free" but to keep him posted. Of course now I am also having muscle spasms which I am sure is purely coincidental.
 

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Thank you both. I will try. My primary "liked" that is was a singular occurrence and said that "the first one is free" but to keep him posted. Of course now I am also having muscle spasms which I am sure is purely coincidental.
You’re ok; I am so sure!
 
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