What does it mean when you see stars?

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Seeing stars or flashes in vision may be alarming, especially if it has never happened before. Many people say they 'see stars' when flashes of light occur in their field of vision. The stars may look like fireworks, lightning bolts, or camera flashes.

Several different issues may cause a person to 'see stars,' and many of them are no cause for concern. An isolated flash of light is usually harmless.

However, if seeing stars becomes frequent or is severe and sudden, a person should speak to an eye doctor right away.

 

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