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Strange eye symptoms, cant find answers

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 13, 2008
  • 03:56 AM

I have been having strange eyes symtpoms for a couple months now. It started back in September of 07 when I started seeing my first flashes in my eyes. I've always had floaters and dont think much of them, but now they are accompanied by flashes and strange black spots in my vision. The black spots are weird because they are like a "blind spot", but not like what im used to with my migraines. I have been to a optometrist several times and I do not have retinal detachment, and I feel he checked me pretty well.

I am very worried about my vision though, recently my vision seems to have gotten worse, fuzzier kind of and I cant really focus on things like I used to. I am near sighted too, and I am wearing glasses that the prescription is too weak, but I have new glasses with an updated prescription coming soon.

The spots seems to come whenever they feel like and tend to be in my periphrials, but they only last a couple seconds before "wasting away". They are a daily thing now though and I am starting to get worried. Also there have been times when the spots seemed white, not just black.

Also just very recently I seem to have some "night blindness". I cant see in the dark like I used to, and am more sensitive to lights than I used to be. Stuff seems to get kind of "burned" in my vision for a couple seconds also if it is a bright color.

I am also relatively young.

I'm sorry if this is a lot to read and a lot of information, but I just want some answers and clarity. I've been debating if I should go see a normal doctor and maybe get tested for high blood pressure or diabetes. Thanks for any and all replies.

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  • please get checked for optic neuritis. you are describing symptoms similar to that. all it takes is a simple look at the optic nerve. you may need a shot of steriod. i would ask your doctor about that. prayers for you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I would go see an Opthamologist.
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have been having strange eyes symtpoms for a couple months now. It started back in September of 07 when I started seeing my first flashes in my eyes. I've always had floaters and dont think much of them, but now they are accompanied by flashes and strange black spots in my vision. The black spots are weird because they are like a "blind spot", but not like what im used to with my migraines. I have been to a optometrist several times and I do not have retinal detachment, and I feel he checked me pretty well. I am very worried about my vision though, recently my vision seems to have gotten worse, fuzzier kind of and I cant really focus on things like I used to. I am near sighted too, and I am wearing glasses that the prescription is too weak, but I have new glasses with an updated prescription coming soon. The spots seems to come whenever they feel like and tend to be in my periphrials, but they only last a couple seconds before "wasting away". They are a daily thing now though and I am starting to get worried. Also there have been times when the spots seemed white, not just black. Also just very recently I seem to have some "night blindness". I cant see in the dark like I used to, and am more sensitive to lights than I used to be. Stuff seems to get kind of "burned" in my vision for a couple seconds also if it is a bright color. I am also relatively young. I'm sorry if this is a lot to read and a lot of information, but I just want some answers and clarity. I've been debating if I should go see a normal doctor and maybe get tested for high blood pressure or diabetes. Thanks for any and all replies.Its weird it sounds very similiar to what im going through with my symptoms,,i am 22 and only recently realised these kind of vision problems with a floater which is geting worse every day and white flashers which is really scareing me,,i recently got glasses for the first time in my life which i think is very weird because i never noticed anything unusual in my vision in my teens,and now i have astigmatism when your cornea's are shaped like a rugby ball with all the symptoms you mentiond,it's very weird when that happens when things get burned in your vision for a couple of seconds,,its like say you see a body on tv and when it goes to another scene you still see the image or if you look away quickly i thought i was imagining it as with the night blindness,,it's like i can see when im out on the street but when im in my room and the lights are out..it's like i think to myself alright its dark but i remember being able to seea bit better in the past in these circumstansis,,it's like i cant see my hands in front of my eyes and that never used to happen before,,thank you for posting this i hope this can shed some light on what is wrong with my eyes,,have you been to a opthalamologist yet??if so what was wrong with your eyes,,was it Optic Neuritis?? please reply back,,
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  • please get checked for optic neuritis. you are describing symptoms similar to that. all it takes is a simple look at the optic nerve. you may need a shot of steriod. i would ask your doctor about that. prayers for you.What is this condition as it sounds similiar to my symptoms with one eye worser then the other,,can you go blind from it?? is it maybe linked to multiple sclorosis as my mum had mild symptoms of this in the past,,what kind of steroid is best?? and thanks for your advice sorry about the 25 questions :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • please get checked for optic neuritis. you are describing symptoms similar to that. all it takes is a simple look at the optic nerve. you may need a shot of steriod. i would ask your doctor about that. prayers for you.I recently was hospitalized for a tylenol acetametaphin overd0ose and ive been having trouble wwith my eyes sensitivity to light...especially car lights...could this be serious...liver disease linked to that?..my liver sustained good amount of damage?
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