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Eye "Flashes"

We spoke yesterday about eye "floater" and the eye liquid gel. So today let's finish this conversation on eyes with eye "flashes".

How do they differ?

Remember "floaters" are fiber clumps that are causing shadow in the interior liquid gel of the eye.

Well . . . eye "flashes" are when the liquid gel inside the eye rubs or pulls on the retina. This looks like flashing lights or lightning streaks.

Again, like "floaters", they can appear for 1 to 6 months.

But the difference is . . . unlike "floaters" . . . "flashers" will almost always go away completely.

The easiest way to get rid of "flasher" in the eyes, at least temporarily, is to move your eyes up and down. Now, side to side doesn't work as well. This movement shifts the fluid around in the eye and moves them out of your vision. Helping the gel to move away from the retina of the eye.

Also eating a diet high in antioxidants such as carrots, dark leafy greens or brightly colored veggies. Foods high in omega 3s like fish and walnuts also promote optimal eye health and help to prevent getting them in the first place.

Okay . . . so remember we spoke of the amino acid called Taurine a few days ago . . .

Well . . . taurine can help maintain the function of the retina, therefore, this would be helpful for "flashers".

BUT, NOT for "floaters"!!!

So again people . . . we need to start eating a healthy diet and going back to basics.

As always, feel free to contact me here

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