vitreous gel pulls or tugs (causes traction) on the
retina, it creates nerve impulses that appear as
flashes of light. The flashes are easier to see when you are looking at a dark
area. They may come and go.
Flashes of light do not always mean that you have a retinal problem.
They often are harmless. They may also be a symptom of a
migraine headache. If you see flashing lights for the
first time, or if they are different from any you have seen before,
call your doctor immediately.
Benign rolandic epilepsy is one form of epilepsy. With this condition, seizures affect the face and sometimes the body. As a result, the disorder causes problems for some children. It almost always disappears, though, by adolescence.