Seeing a flashy spot when I blink at night
May 7, 2010 1:35 PM Subscribe
A few months ago, I noticed that sometimes before I went to bed after watching an LCD screen, I saw a flash in the center of my vision while blinking in the dark. It just looked like it could have been the aftereffects of viewing the bright screen so I didn't think too much of it, but I've noticed it recently also. YANMD, but is there anything I should be doing right now?
posted by Earl the Polliwog to health & fitness (13 answers total)
I am 26, male, and in mostly decent health. The flash is basically the same thing as if I had looked at a bright light. It appears at night, but a couple times it has also appeared as I was waking up. The spot appears in both eyes in the very center, and never moves around. It is not always there at night, and IIRC not there in normal lighting.
My eyes have felt slightly dry over the past few days, I don't know if this is related.
I don't have insurance so I am waiting on an appointment with the county health program, which normally takes a couple weeks at least. I expect to hear back from the nurse within a couple days with info on if I can get an expedited appointment.