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Started having what appear to be ocular migraines in right

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Started having what appear to be ocular migraines in right eye. Flashes, squiggles of light and circles. Had retinal tear in eye that was repaired. Been under significant stress. Eye doc could not find any issues. MRI of brain showed no issues. When blink eye I can see bright circle that I can move in field of vision. Go back in 2 weeks for another follow up appointment. I do suffer from high blood pressure. Feel pressure below the eye in cheek area and above eye somewhat as well.Thoughts on potential items?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also see bright blue circle when eyes are closed but it fades after a few seconds.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello.

Thanks for coming.

It sounds like you are covered.

However, this can be from high blood pressure if not controlled.

Medication side effects.

A functional vision problem.

This is a different field, and is outside the realm of opthalmology.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Stress?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Taking prednisone for another issue 13 days left on taper. Today was 50mg
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Stress would not be the exact cause, but can aggravate problems.

Prednisone...not typical side effect, but long term use can cause problems.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Who handles functional vision? What specialist?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Behavioral optometrist.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Would dilated eye exam show macular issues, cancer, etc?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Yes.

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