photopsia; the brief perception of light that is purely subjective and accompanies a pathological condition, especially of the retina or brain
(Photopsia) Traction on the retina experienced visually as brief flashes of light--lightening streaks. Sometimes more noticeable with head movements. Sometimes a warning symptom of impending retinal tear or detachment.
Any flashes in vision should be investigated by an eye doctor. Most are due to a tugging on the retina by the vitreous gel and are relatively harmless. However, a detached retina may also produce flashes and this is an emergency.
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decorative fabric, attached to the garters, to show below the fold of men's hose when wearing a kilt.
"Heat waves" that flush the upper body and face. Caused by loss of estrogen during perimenopause.
quick abnormal flashes of light seen by the eye
shows ability sporadically.
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