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Have a colour in peripheral vision.Not all the time,

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Have a green colour in peripheral vision.Not all the time, occasionally over past few months
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 7 years ago.
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Is this green color in both eyes?

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has it affected your vision?

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How long does this color last and does it shimmer? Do you have any medical problems or take any medicine?

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Yes both eyes, does not affect vision, get it just once every few weeks and i doesnt shimmer. Doesnt overly affect me but just worried its a precursor to some other problem

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 7 years ago.

It sounds like you are suffering from "ocular migraines". I've had them myself for over 20 years. Sometimes I get a headache following the eye symptoms but most times I don't.

A typical migraine headache starts with shimmering lights, often times they surround a blurry area or have dots or jaggedly lines associated with them. They tend to progressively increase in intensity and sometimes march across the visual field. Many times this is then accompanied by nausea, irritability, sensitivity to bright lights and/or loud noises. After the onset of the lights (called scintillating scotomas), the headache typically starts and the light show tends to progressively go away. Many people can have this migraine phenomenon without the headache; it is called an acephalgic migraine. Some people even start having these late in life, or may have had a few much earlier in life that behaved differently and haven't had any for decades and then begin to have them; this is not uncommon. A family history of migraines is often present as well.

It sounds like you have the acephalgic type. It is not a symptom of worse things to come, does not lead to a stroke, brain tumor etc. and the vast majority of the time it requires no treatment.

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