I had posted a while ago about the fact that I was getting fatigued and having problems exercising, which I later had diagnosed as reactive hypoglycemia, due to a very high metabolism.
However, this does not explain the eye problems that I still have. None of the ophthalmologists that I have been to have had any ideas on diagnosing it.
20 year old female
Thin (due to/cause of hypoglycemia), active
5'2" 104 pounds
-Temporary (10 seconds - 120 seconds, usually) vision decrease in right eye (it looks grey, and kind of spreads over my eye until I can only see through a few tiny patches, and then slowly dissipates from there, leaving a few 'floater' type spots for a couple more minutes. Then, I get what I had previously been told was 'ocular migraines', which looks like tiny lights that zoom around in my vision field. These last for at least another minute.)
-Sometimes accompanied by a headache
Less usual symptoms:
-Retinal Hemorrage (This happened the very first time this eye problem occurred: the vision decrease happened, lasted longer, and then left a spot near the center of my vision field. I had it checked out, and it turned out that there was blood in the back of my eye. It stayed there for at least a week before clearing up completely. None of the ophthalmologists I've been to could explain it, and one doctor said it was the type of hemorrhage that they usually see in coma patients or elderly patients, but he didn't explain that comment further.)
No provocation/head injury in onset, and no pain in eye itself, either.
Tests (not including the ones done for previous hypoglycemia 'mystery'):
-Field of vision tests (always normal, even when I had the spot in my vision)
-Eye dilation (Normal except when the blood spot was in eye)
-Glaucoma tests (Normal)
-MRIs of Brain/orbits (Normal)
-Eye dye test? (Normal. I don't recall the name of this one, but they injected dye into my arm, and then used some sort of machine to look at the veins in my eye.)
-Blood tests (?) (Normal)
Time: First time in October 2008, since then the right eye decreases in vision for under a minute about once every couple of months, usually. The minor episodes have started recently being accompanied with headaches (usually after the episode. The original hemorrhage episode was accompanied by a slight headache an hour or so after the onset). Tonight, had a moderately bad headache for about an hour before episode occurred (I thought it was a stress headache, but it disappeared directly after the visual episode happened and had resolved itself, and then reappeared a few minutes later behind right eye, disappeared again after a few minutes, and then resumed back in its original spot on the forehead above that eye socket). The visual problems always resolve quickly in a few minutes, at the very most), except the first time, with the hemorrhage.
I've been to about three different ophthalmologists about this; none of them had any ideas. The most recent one, an ophthalmologist with a specialization in neurology, had told me to go see him if it happens again (he said this back in 2008), but I didn't come back until this past summer because I knew he couldn't do any tests if the disturbances didn't stay long enough for my to go and see him. He did an MRI, and basically told me that he still had no ideas, and that I should just keep a watch on it, and if it gets worse (longer duration or more often) to let him know again.
However, I thought I'd see if anyone here had any ideas, because I know that vision is not something to mess with - especially since I am currently going to college for Illustration.
I really would like some fresh views on this, as everyone else I've been to has run into walls with it.