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Question:
The other day, I was punched in the eye which resulted in a good bruise and a slight cut to the corner of my eye. I have since been noticing a random light which I would say is in my peripheral vision and runs from the top-down, then goes away. There’s no particular time that it happens—it occurs randomly. What might this be?

Answer:
This could represent a vitreous detachment which may result in a retinal tear or retinal detachment. It is important to have your eye checked by an Eye M.D.

Answered by: John W. Kitchens, MD Dr. John W. Kitchens

Categories: Eye Injuries

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