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Old 27-01-2013, 23:58
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Every night when I turn off laptop to go to bed, in the dark, When I move my eyes around left and right or turn my head left and right, i get these flashes of light from the corner of my eyes, these happen to both eyes,
also, when I have my eyes closed trying to sleep, I feel that, someone turned the light on, as I can see the flash of light, but its still dark, no one has turned anything on, so my eyes flash while closed too,

What could this be?
I had this for 4 months now,
It happens only at night when finishing with my laptop, and sometimes while watching tv,
I'm going docs to refer me to my local hospital, tomorrow, but want to be prepared for the diagnosis?
does anyone else get this?

this never happen before,
Could it be from the overuse of laptop or worse?
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Old 28-01-2013, 00:37
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Probably wanking to much, makes you go blind

Maybe watching to many soaps, both a possible problem.
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Old 28-01-2013, 00:40
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Wanking whilst watching soaps.


Do it to the news instead.
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Old 28-01-2013, 00:43
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Wanking whilst watching soaps.


Do it to the news instead.
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Old 28-01-2013, 00:50
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Wanking whilst watching soaps.


Do it to the news instead.
What sexy newsreader would you recommend?
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Old 28-01-2013, 00:59
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Every night when I turn off laptop to go to bed, in the dark, When I move my eyes around left and right or turn my head left and right, i get these flashes of light from the corner of my eyes, these happen to both eyes,
also, when I have my eyes closed trying to sleep, I feel that, someone turned the light on, as I can see the flash of light, but its still dark, no one has turned anything on, so my eyes flash while closed too,

What could this be?
I had this for 4 months now,
It happens only at night when finishing with my laptop, and sometimes while watching tv,
I'm going docs to refer me to my local hospital, tomorrow, but want to be prepared for the diagnosis?
does anyone else get this?

this never happen before,
Could it be from the overuse of laptop or worse?
I get something similar .If i look at the bright screen too long i lose my central vision for about twenty minutes and czn only see on the periphery.if i close my eyes i can see a sort of flashing in negative...i told a work colleague whosaid she had it too and her doctor told her its a form of migraine. Does it make you feel nausea when it comes on ?
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Old 28-01-2013, 01:04
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Garlic poisoning?
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Old 28-01-2013, 01:18
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What sexy newsreader would you recommend?
I was thinking more images of war and pestilence.



Unless Moira Stewarts still going. She was pretty hot.
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Old 28-01-2013, 01:21
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I get something similar .If i look at the bright screen too long i lose my central vision for about twenty minutes and czn only see on the periphery.if i close my eyes i can see a sort of flashing in negative...i told a work colleague whosaid she had it too and her doctor told her its a form of migraine. Does it make you feel nausea when it comes on ?
The loss of central vision you describe is because the screen you've been looking at is brighter than its surroundings, and so in the dark the edge of your vision will be more sensitive to light, and the centre less sensitive (it has adjusted to the bright screen). I first noticed this effect when I could see my unset alarm clock lighting up part of the dark bedroom as it flashed repeatedly. The flashing was totally obvious in the edge of my vision, but staring directly at the point where most of it was reflected made the effect almost disappear.

Flashing of shapes and colours can be normal, again, caused by looking at something bright for ages. The brightness of a monitor isn't going to do damage though. But if it's actually appearing like bright flashes, like the room has briefly been lit up by a camera flash when your eyes are open or closed, that's not normal as far as I know.
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Old 28-01-2013, 01:28
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The loss of central vision you describe is because the screen you've been looking at is brighter than its surroundings, and so in the dark the edge of your vision will be more sensitive to light, and the centre less sensitive (it has adjusted to the bright screen). I first noticed this effect when I could see my unset alarm clock lighting up part of the dark bedroom as it flashed repeatedly. The flashing was totally obvious in the edge of my vision, but staring directly at the point where most of it was reflected made the effect almost disappear.

Flashing of shapes and colours can be normal, again, caused by looking at something bright for ages. The brightness of a monitor isn't going to do damage though. But if it's actually appearing like bright flashes, like the room has briefly been lit up by a camera flash when your eyes are open or closed, that's not normal as far as I know.
Lol..well i,m not normal anyway. It always comes on with me after looking at a computer screen too long..at work i,m on it all day so i just keep walking away from it every hour or so
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Old 28-01-2013, 02:08
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Thats the first signs of a brain tumour.

Sleep tight.
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Old 28-01-2013, 02:10
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Thats the first signs of a brain tumour.

Sleep tight.
nah i,m a big believer in serendipity
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Old 28-01-2013, 04:51
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Whats up is a variation of the following.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXCpYgd338U

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Old 28-01-2013, 08:58
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I had that quite badly at one time, I was convinced that I'd got a detached retina but I hadn't. It was just one of those funny things that happen every now and then ... I hope. .
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Old 28-01-2013, 09:13
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I get this sometimes and I told my optician and he said it's quite normal to get flashes of light when you move your eyes in darkness, something to do with the retina I think. Anyway, if that's your only symptom, I wouldn't get too worried because it might just be one of those things.
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Old 29-01-2013, 02:04
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On my eyesight tests the optician usually asks if I use computer screens.
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Old 17-02-2014, 21:49
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Eye flashes are still there when I turn my head in both corner of eyes, and now also even after using my phone in bed in the dark there are continuous flashes that last for a minute then goes normal again,

I went to boots optician 6 months ago and my eyes were completely fine, they did not find anything!

This cant be normal at my age of 20?

What am I experiencing, its nearly 2 years on and its not getting better or getting worser?
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Old 19-02-2014, 17:17
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I get these after spending too much time looking at my phone or on my laptop. Usually it's only ever one eye at a time. Mine make my eyes water and blink a bit like when you've accidentally glared at the sun. I get what looks like a bright diamond ring or half moon shape floating in the middle of my eye which doesn't go away for about 20 minutes. It sort of flickers and strobes. It feels almost like some kind of screen burn in only it's on the eye.
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