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Flashing, floaters, "light residue"

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  • Posted By: DeliciousCake
  • October 25, 2008
  • 00:49 AM

I'm having lots of visual problems right now. I've seen an optometrist last month and he said it was because one of my eyes was set slightly above the other and that it was straining my eyes. I've been wearing corrective glasses for a month and it's only gotten worse. I get floaters often, I'll have little "blips" of blue light for no reason at times, when I look at even a tiny light or something oddly color it leaves a lot of 'residue' or 'burn-in' when I shut it (I can see a sort of photo negative of the light or color when I close my eyes. What's the term for that?), I've had at least 2 or 3 "eye migraines" where my peripheral vision flashes like CRAZY and I lose a lot of my sight, and lights have bright lines coming off them (like the effect that happens when you take a picture of a strong light with a camera, those streaks of light). My computer screen is incredibly dimmed and I am still having trouble looking at it for more than a few minutes at a time.

Is there more than just what's been told to my by the doc? Or is this normal?

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