8 months ago out of the blue I began to see a huge number of flashing lights (sort of like moving lightning rods) when looking at a brightly lit background. This is accompanied by swirling, as if I can see the jelly in my eye whizzing around, and really annoying floaters. When it started I also experienced throbbing sensations in my head but these went away after about 6 weeks (thankfully). I haven't got any answers from two GPs and an optometrist. They didn't perform any tests, GPs just looked in my eye (without dilating pupil), said everything looked ok and left me to it. Surely I should be referred to a neurologist or at least have a scan of some sort to check for tumors etc? I'm 23 years old and refuse to accept that this is 'normal' and something I should learn to live with.
I'm becoming unwilling to leave the house as I'm constantly reminded of the problem. Can anyone help or offer any avice?
Thank you x
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