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I am 30 no diabetes. lights started one year ago.. started in one eye.. now both eyes
I had retinal detachment in my right eye..am a very high myop and on top of that a baseball hit that eye.
I was very lucky in that I have been schooled on the symptoms of an RD.. so I rushed to a hospital and the surgeon (Dr. Michael Trese) put suckedsoem fluid that got behind the retina, froze it and then put a buckle in place.
Since then.. I went thru extrem,e anxiety and could nto sleep for a week.
My retinal docs have checked my repeatedly and they say both my retinas are great. One of the retinal docs decalred that I suffer from opthalmic migraines. :) but i dont know.. please ask me more questions so that I can give you a clearer picture
I would love to accept the answer.. but I have a few more questions. (I would gladly pay more to get them answered)
1. If I am hyper aware.. then why am I getting flahes in the other eye as well.
2. I see heat waves when I am in a area where the light is dim or when it is thundery outside OR when I am about to sleep.
3. When I yawn I sometimes see the same flashes.. but the funny thing is that I see flashes AFTER 10 - 15 seconds of yawning
4. I see flashes when I suddenly take a deep breath (the same sort of reaction that one gets when you take a suddn cold shower).
5. I see a bolt of lightning in my right eye.. once in a while.
6. i also see ring phosphenes ( read abt this in a web site) i.e. flash of light that travels around the circumfrence of my eye
The thing is that I can almost predict when the flashes are going to come..
note: 'suckedsoem fluid' that I had mentioned previously was a typo... I meant 'sucked some fluid' that got behind the retina.
#2 - Heat waves started of in eye that had surgery.. now I get it in both eyes.. but when the heat waves start it still starts off in the right eye most of the time.
#4 - More flahes in my right eye (Rd eye) and fewer in my left eye
One more thing doctor.. after my surgery.. I got so firghtened that I complelely avoided contact with bright light for a few months.... could this also be a factor? ( read an article where prisoners, pilots and truck drivers who are in the dark for a longt time see flahes of light s and other visual disturbances.)
My bathroom is also pretty dimly lit.
IMPORTANT: the moment I step out of the hous eand I start driving my car all heat wabes stop
Firstly I apologize for having unknowingly mislead you , the fluid was not removed from my right eye.. only the bit that had gotten behind the cracked portion of the retina was somehow removed. No new solution was put in the eye.
After having read countless posts on opthalmic migraines one thing that stood out was the Heat waves (like the waves one sees coming off hot tarmac). I have them. (along with a C shaped scintillating scotoma in my right eye - I read about this in another journal)
Do you think I should go to a neurologist or a neuro opthalmologist to see if my brain is OK? ( please tell me that I don't need to). This post is my last Doctor.
I really appreciate the time and effort you have taken to answer my questions. Your answer about the 10-15 second delay and the ring phosphene make a lot of sense and have eased my confusion regarding them.