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Is it okay to see an aura due to eye strain?

Is it okay to see an aura due to eye strain?

Possibly: Auras are usually flashing lights or lightning patterns seen either alone or as a precursor to a migraine. If alone, they are often called ocular migraines, and tend to resolve within an hour. Migraines can be triggered by may different stressors, so straining your eyes could do it. If you experience new auras, or visul symptoms that do not disappear, please see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Aura (Definition)

The term aura is usually used to describe a visual change that occurs at the onset of a classic migraine. It is typically described as an odd light appearance, color change or other visual illusion associated with the headache. Not all migraines have auras..."common migraines" do not have auras, ...Read more


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Hist. migraine aura. Over last year right eye sees darker than left. Optho said pupil difference don't worry. Went away yesterday, now see fine.Ideas?

Hist. migraine aura. Over last year right eye sees darker than left. Optho said pupil difference don't worry. Went away yesterday, now see fine.Ideas?

Good news!: Your pupils are equal and reactive to light now. When you're having your prodrome aura and having different size pupil that could be termed 'anisocoria', you may have different degrees of light entering the eye, and reflecting on the back of the retina. So when you are out of the migraine phase, the amount of light coming into your eyes are equal and normal. Best to avoid triggers for migraine. ...Read more

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Neuro and eye doctors: had 2-day migraine, then flashes of light not like usual aura. How do you tell if aura or retina detachment? See which doctor?

Neuro and eye doctors: had 2-day migraine, then flashes of light not like usual aura. How do you tell if aura or retina detachment? See which doctor?

Exam: Bilateral symptoms is rarely a retinal detachment. Unilateral flashes can be a sign of a retinal problem (especially in myopes) vs. Aura (usually a more specific fixed peripheral shape). Retinal detachment may have hundreds of new floaters and decreasing vision. See a retina specialist for exam to tell. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see stars and flashing from eye strain?

Is it normal to see stars and flashing from eye strain?

No: Stars and flashing lights not related to trauma or rubbing the eyes could be a problem either within the retina or the brain. Thus, should have an eye exam to rule out a retinal issue, especially with the combinations of flashing lights, new floaters, and a shade/curtain over your vision. ...Read more

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My mom has itchy watery eyes and it is causing a lot of strain. See gp?

My mom has itchy watery eyes and it is causing a lot of strain. See gp?

See eye doc: She probably has allergies and should see and ophthalmologist for some drops to relieve her symptoms. Over the counter medication may work--i recommend zaditor (ketotifen) 2x per day. ...Read more

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I see double vision 24/7. I'm 20. And i did get prism eye glasses but they give me eye strain and headaches. Will I have this forever now? I'm worried

I see double vision 24/7. I'm 20. And i did get prism eye glasses but they give me eye strain and headaches. Will I have this forever now? I'm worried

Adjustment: It may be that you haven't fully adapted to the prismatic correction in your glasses, or adjustment may be necessary. Call your eye doc to have a checkup. You may need more or less prism power. Double vision can be very frustrating and adjustments are often needed early in in the treatment. Hopefully your symptoms will resolve quickly. ...Read more

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