Create issue ticket

259 Possible Causes for Photopsia

  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

    ICP damage to structures of the CNS and especially to the optical nerve fibers References: [2] Clinical features Diffuse headaches Visual symptoms Transient vision loss Photopsia[] […] of blindness, lasting only a few seconds and affecting one or both eyes (visual obscurations) Difficulty seeing to the side Double vision (diplopia) Seeing light flashes (photopsia[] The presentation is usually with headaches, visual problems (transient or gradual visual loss), pulse-synchronous tinnitus , photopsia and eye pain 15 .[]

  • Migraine

    She reported continuous bright and colorful lights, palinopsia, floaters, nyctalopsia, and photopsia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed.[]

  • Ophthalmoplegic Migraine

    There may be bright spots (often colored, called "photopsia"), jagged lines ("fortification spectra") or wavy lines (like heat lines).[] (arc of scintillating lights in a herring-bone-like pattern) • Negative scotomas (blind spots) • Teichopsia/fortification spectra (luminous appearance before the eyes) • Photopsia[]

  • Syphilitic Chorioretinitis

    He had experienced an episode of photopsia in this eye 3 days earlier, which was followed by gradual blurring of his central vision.[] The patient reported no photopsias or floaters.[] Case 3 A 55-year-old male patient presented with a 3-week history of floaters and photopsiae followed by a 3-day history of reduced vision in the right eye.[]

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa 7

    Quite often patients will have a sensation of twinkling or flashes of light, which they describe as small shimmering or blinking lights, called photopsia. 6.[] Photopsias may decrease over the years, as scotomas become denser.[] Typical symptoms of RP include nyctalopia, photopsia, and progressive visual field loss; however, vision can also be affected by cataracts and/or cystoid macular oedema (CMO[]

  • Choroid Disease

    Blurring of central vision photopsia (seeing flashing lights). Investigations - fluorescein angiogram.[] Presentation - acute scotoma (worse in bright light) and photopsia. There may be an associated vitritis.[] Presentation - fourth decade (female:male 3:1) with blurring of vision, floaters and photopsia. Investigations - fluorescein angiogram.[]

  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

    A 44-year-old woman with ocular history of CSC presented to the emergency room of our department complaining of heavy photopsia due to retinal tuft and lattice degenerations[] A blind or gray spot in the central vision is common, along with flashes of light (photopsia).[]

  • Cancer-Associated Retinopathy

    A 62-year-old female patient presented to our clinic complaining of a 2 month history of shimmering photopsias and floaters.[] A 67-year-old man with a recent history of photopsias and simultaneous dimming of vision presented to our clinic.[] A 45-year-old female presented with progressive photopsias, photophobia and relative central scotoma in the right eye since 6 weeks prior. BCVA was 1.0 in both eyes.[]

  • Retinal Hemorrhage

    Normal eye movement may cause the vitreous to pull on localized areas of retina causing flashes (photopsias).[]

  • Cataract

    A 22-year-old white man presented with photopsia of 3-year duration despite a corrected distance visual acuity of 20/20 in both eyes.[] One year after the photopsia onset, the patient experienced an episode of seizures with generalized tonic-clonic movements.[]

Further symptoms