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Vision Abnormalities

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  • Posted By: jenny mayhem
  • November 14, 2008
  • 05:53 PM

Hello everybody, I am new here and I recently experienced some pretty strange vision abnormalities that I have never experienced before. I am wondering if anybody else has had the same experience, or knows what could have caused it. It happened in several progressive stages.

I was driving on the freeway and I started to see spots similar to what you would see if you looked directly at the sun, I didn't think too much of it because it was a pretty bright day. It was followed by a spot in the middle of my field of vision. The best way that I can think to describe the spot would be if you tried to look through a piece of plastic wrap with a drop of water on it, obscuring what you are trying to look at. There was also a slight prism effect.

I tried looking down at the speedometer but i couldn't see the numbers. Everywhere I tried to focus was a dark blur. I could see the peripheral view, but nothing that I was actually trying to look at. I tried to look at the numbers on the radio, but I couldn't see them. I could see the color of the LED lights, but not the actual numbers that I was trying to focus on.

The next thing that happened was a strobe effect. It reminded me of being in a dark room that is being lit by a fluorescent light that is burning out and flickering. This part didn't seem to effect my entire field of vision, it seemed more like it was happening above my head. The whole episode lasted for about 40 minutes, then I was fine. I got a slight headache about an hour afterward, which easily went away with a few tylenol.

Has anyone else had these symptoms? Or know what happened here?

Thanks.

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  • This is happening to me. Saturday, I was at the pool for about 5 hours. I come home, everythings fine. About 2 hours later I noticed I couldn't read the words on the tv. Everything in the middle was either distorted, blurred, white, or just gone (like a blind spot). My husband said when's the last time you took your contacts out! So, I did that and no change in vision. I thought maybe it was from too much sun and would go away. Sunday came and went and no change. Monday morning I called an opthomologist and they said come right in. After a few tests and dialation of eyes the Dr. said it was "CENTRAL SEROUS RETINOPATHY". Swelling and fluid in the back of my eyes. She said it was normal for "A type personalities" who get upset easily. That's not me number one and I said did you see fluid back there and she said no. Very contradictory of what she described this disease to be. I called my family physician today (he's calling me back) to get a second opinion. I'm pretty scared and it's hard to get used to. I just hope it doesn't get any worse.
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  • Hello everybody, I am new here and I recently experienced some pretty strange vision abnormalities that I have never experienced before. I am wondering if anybody else has had the same experience, or knows what could have caused it. It happened in several progressive stages.I was driving on the freeway and I started to see spots similar to what you would see if you looked directly at the sun, I didn't think too much of it because it was a pretty bright day. It was followed by a spot in the middle of my field of vision. The best way that I can think to describe the spot would be if you tried to look through a piece of plastic wrap with a drop of water on it, obscuring what you are trying to look at. There was also a slight prism effect.I tried looking down at the speedometer but i couldn't see the numbers. Everywhere I tried to focus was a dark blur. I could see the peripheral view, but nothing that I was actually trying to look at. I tried to look at the numbers on the radio, but I couldn't see them. I could see the color of the LED lights, but not the actual numbers that I was trying to focus on. The next thing that happened was a strobe effect. It reminded me of being in a dark room that is being lit by a fluorescent light that is burning out and flickering. This part didn't seem to effect my entire field of vision, it seemed more like it was happening above my head. The whole episode lasted for about 40 minutes, then I was fine. I got a slight headache about an hour afterward, which easily went away with a few tylenol.Has anyone else had these symptoms? Or know what happened here? Thanks.Yep! hi! I am quite sure this sounds like an ocular migraine. or a migraine that affects the vision of some sort. I got these ALL the time, every few months and they were very annoying and kinda scary. first is the weird vision, and blind spots and then patterns and effects taht are very odd and move around rapidly (like you look into the sun) and even when you close your eyes the 'strobing' effect is still there. Your didn't sound to bad, but i used to get headaches after and then feel a bit sick, almost like throwing up. They are quite common andi really think it is what happened.look it up, i think it is relatively unknown why people get them, and when you get one you just have to go through it and wait (unless its constant)...
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