Just had sudden onset of prisms in my peripheral vision - should I be concerned? It lasted about 5 minutes, and I am seeing fine now. No sudden headache, numbness or weakness, dizziness, or other symptoms. Have pressure in my sinuses between the eyes... Do I need to get to the ER?
It went away within 5 mins, and somewhat gradually - no nausea or light sensitivity, but I do feel pressure and swelling in my sinuses between my eyes.
Should I take a baby aspirin? my concern is that I have asthma, not sure if aspirin is OK w/ asthma
This was the first time I've had it, and it was in both eyes, but seemed worse in my left eye, angular prisms of color. I have had floaters, but they've always seemed mild.
Possibly more electrical - the colors were in a grid pattern, and kind of moved up and down, but not quickly. The colors were not flowing, amorphous - definitely had a distinct pattern and shape - and I was able to see straight ahead...
So, it doesn't sound like I've had a stroke?It does make sense - Is there also a possibility of a retinal tear or other retina issue? I have not had an eye exam in a few years, and now I'm terrified...I will make one this week.Been under a great deal of anxiety and strain this past week due to my father's failing health.
Just wondering if chronic sinus issues could overlap the symptoms at all. I did have one glass of wine and some cheese today, plus came off a train with fluorescent lights....
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX you've put my mind at ease, and have been really helpful. Have a great holiday!Rose
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this time. I will definitely get to the eye dr. this week, and again, appreciate your help!