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 DrRussMD Your Own Question
DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 64288
Experience:  Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.
Type Your Eye Question Here...
DrRussMD is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

About once a month while driving everything becomes sparsely

Customer Question

About once a month while driving everything becomes sparsely like millions of transparent snowflakes.they sparkle and shimmer,I can still see quite well aside from being disconcerting,it goes away after 10 or 20 minutes.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: It's like a transparent overlay of a repeating pattern of geometric crystalline glass,that shimmers and is transparent. I'm 68 and get an eye exam yearly.I take Aneta blocker and apace inhibitor, carvedilol and lisinopril and plaivixplus isosorbide.also advair
JA: OK got it. Last thing — Eye Doctors generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
HI when was your last opthamolgy visit
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
6 months ago,nothing wrong except slight opacity normal for my age.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
OKI think this is a normal visual phenomenon, only because I have heard this from patients with no findings on a number of occasions.Is it only while driving?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Perhaps I should get a more thorough exam.only 5 occurrences of this in my life,8yr ago 4yr ago 2yr ago and twice past 4 months.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
Have your doctor do a good neurological exam.This does not sound like anything serious.Seizure should be considered, but I don't think it is. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.