How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Chan Your Own Question

Dr. Chan
Dr. Chan, Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 355
Experience:  Board Certified in ophthalmology
17282639
Type Your Eye Question Here...
Dr. Chan is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I am a male 53 years old and this morning when I woke up my

Customer Question

I am a male 53 years old and this morning when I woke up my left eye was not working properly, best I can explain is at first I was seeing very colorfull electronic sparks ,,purple red blue,yellow and sort of like looking at a fireworks display in the air,
in about 30 min. the colorfull display went away,,
Now the left eye just have a vision as if I was wearing gogles and there is a blue mud splash on the center of the lense,
also my alarm clock display is red however when I look at it it has a mix of blurry red and yellow,
seems all the collors are not being processed correctly ,,
the right eye is normal all along this experience,
as a child untill I turned 47 had exelent eye sight,, as the years go along I had to start using reading glasses starting out with weak lense and now up to 1.75 power,, I do not want to alarm my family of this news untill I can have some answers to what is going on,

Thanks XXXXX
XXX-XXX-XXXX XXX@XXXXXX.XXX
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Chan replied 5 years ago.

HelloCustomer

 

I am concerned about 3 possibilities.

 

One is that you had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is harmless. There is a gel inside of the eye. As you age, the gel breaks up into little pieces. When it does this, you may see lots of flashing lights. Then you will see things floating around. Sometimes you may see a large thing right in front of your vision. Eventually (over weeks) these things calm down.

 

Second is that you may have experienced an episode of ocular migraine. This starts as flashing and lightning show. This may be accompanied by loss of part of your vision. This may or may not be followed by a headache. The episodes usually last 20-30 minutes before clearing up.

 

Finally, you may have had an episode of amaurosis. This is the most disturbing. It is like a TIA. There may have been a clot that broke loose and clogged up the circulation to your eye. A lot of times, the clot passes through so the symptoms are only temporary. This is something that needs to be evaluated and treated before a bigger clot makes you lose vision permanently (or an even bigger clot causes you to have a stroke).

 

I would advise to see an ophthalmologist ASAP.

 

I hope this helps and thank you.

Dr. Chan, Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 355
Experience: Board Certified in ophthalmology
Dr. Chan and other Eye Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It is Saturday morning, does asap mean now or make appointment for next week?

Family history:
my mom had a stroke and dad had a heart attack 30 years ago,

I do want to mention that I am active, mowed 3 yards yesterday.

also note for about 6 months I am experiencing lower right back mussel type pain,

would any of this have anything to do with my eye symptoms?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
t is Saturday morning, does asap mean now or make appointment for next week?

Family history:
my mom had a stroke and dad had a heart attack 30 years ago,

I do want to mention that I am active, mowed 3 yards yesterday.

also note for about 6 months I am experiencing lower right back mussel type pain,

would any of this have anything to do with my eye symptoms?
Expert:  Dr. Chan replied 5 years ago.

Hello,

 

I'm not sure that the work yesterday would be relevant, except maybe to trigger a migraine episode.

 

Whether you are seen today or Monday depends on if you are still having symptoms or have had another episode. If everything is back to normal for now, you can wait til Monday. But if you are still symptomatic or have had another episode, you need to be evaluated today.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

to let you know I have been working in the yard today and the left side muddy vision is slowly improving, now is 90% better than this morning,
thinking may continue to improve,
and if it starts getting worse would I go to the emergency Hospital?

Thanks so much for your guidance
Expert:  Dr. Chan replied 5 years ago.

Hello,

 

If it gets worse, you can go to the hospital or call your eye doctor. Otherwise, you still should get it looked at Monday.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
< Last | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Dan B.

    Board Certified Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    2903
    Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DoctorDanB/2010-6-7_6228_just_answer_profile_picture_60_pixels.jpg Dr. Dan B.'s Avatar

    Dr. Dan B.

    Board Certified Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    2903
    Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/anupamadesai/2010-04-13_122313_Dr._A.S.Desai_new_photo.jpg Dr. A.S. Desai's Avatar

    Dr. A.S. Desai

    Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    1903
    MS Ophthalmology with 11 years of surgical expereince
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/gsokoye/2009-10-28_181751_Dr._Stan.JPG Dr. Stan's Avatar

    Dr. Stan

    Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    895
    Johns Hopkins Fellowship Trained, Certified and Licensed Medical Physician and Surgeon
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/eyemd/2009-04-07_180315_pic.jpg Dr. Stevens's Avatar

    Dr. Stevens

    Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    629
    Board Certified Ophthalmologist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CO/CorneaDoc/2012-2-18_0390_photo6.64x64.jpg Dr. Susan's Avatar

    Dr. Susan

    Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    217
    Board Certified & Fellowship trained eye surgeon.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neuph94/2009-10-11_164729_gif_pic.GIF Dr. JP's Avatar

    Dr. JP

    Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery

    Satisfied Customers:

    28
    Harvard Medical School, Massachussetts Eye and Ear
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjcufyksv/2012-3-13_44825_crop3.64x64.jpg Dr-Trace's Avatar

    Dr-Trace

    Board Certified Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    26
    Board Certified in General Ophthalmology
 
 
 
Chat Now With An Eye Doctor
Dr. Chan
Dr. Chan
235 Satisfied Customers
Board Certified in ophthalmology