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I have a bright arc in my right eye. I have been checked by an ophthalmologist who said he thinks it is damage from an occular migraine.This possible?
Flashes of light: is usually associated with stimulation of the retina. This can be mechanical (retinal traction, vitreous traction, retinal tear and detachment) or from vascular issues (scintillating scotoma). Typically the ophthalmologist will follow you until resolution or confidence in the diagnosis. If you have an increase in symptoms or change in vision call immediately. ...Read more
Scary eye situation. Had trouble seeing in center of eye then zigzag prism in arc-like line. What was that?
Migraine aura?: It's not clear from your description and it would be helpful to know how long these symptoms lasted, but the "zig-zag prism in arc-like line" comment makes me think of a migraine aura. These often make the vision temporarily hazy, then form a building arc of lights in a zig-zag just off center, which lasts 5-20 minutes, then resolves. Some have a headache after, but many just get the aura. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Residual Erosion : Often this complaint comes from some type of issue with residual erosion or severe dryness. I would see an eye md or a corneal specialist for an examination if it is a persistent problem. Also i would look to see if you have a fan on a night or are sleeping in an overly dry environment. Often overhead fans can cause severe dryness to the eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not for the eyes: Vaseline is not intended for use on the eyes or eyelids. Specially prepared ophthalmic ointments (both prescription and otc) are safe to be used on the eyes and eyelids. It will considerably blur the vision for 15-30 minutes or more. Some ointments are available preservative free, but some people are sensitive to lanolin which may be found in ointment. ...Read more
Higher than "normal": Your iop is above "normal" range of 10-21 mmhg. However, depending on your eye exam, you may not have a disease associated with this iop. Risk factors for glaucoma are elevated iop, thin corneas, positive family history, especially siblings with diagnosed glaucoma, african/hispanic ethnicity, aging. I recommend your eye md discuss with you what your risk is, & if your iop is too high for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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