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Question:
I have a silver streak that looks like a piece of tinsel on a Christmas tree that appears on the right corner of my right eye. What could this be?      

Answer:
It is probably a "photopsia," and if it is accompanied by an onset of small dark "floaters," you should see an ophthalmologist immediately. Similarly, if the flash persists, a comprehensive eye exam is in order.

Answered by: Charles P. Wilkinson, MD Dr. Charles P. Wilkinson

Categories: General Eye Health

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Answered: Feb 08, 2013

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