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Doctor insights on: Seeing Colors In Vision

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Why do I see colors in the field of vision every time i look into a bright light?

Why do I see colors in the field of vision every time i look into a bright light?

Visual phenomenon : Bright light bleaches the cells in the retina which relay information to the brain. When bleached, the nerve signals they emit are not accurate of the outside world. They cause the brain to interpret persistent colored lights, this fades as the cells recover. ...Read more

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Can damaged retina change the way I see things ? Texture , colors and clarity? My vision hasn't been clear and normal in over a month

Not clear on ?: I am not sure I understand. Did you damage your retina? Or are you worried that you have damaged your retina somehow? What happened? If not, have you taken any new medications or supplements? or illegal drugs? Stop any non-essential meds and see an eye doc to get checked as soon as possible to find out what is going on. If your vision gets worse suddenly go to ER! ...Read more

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What would cause you to see swirly colors in your vision in the dark?

What would cause you to see swirly colors in your vision in the dark?

Migraine?: I suspect a migraine aura which you could see at night or any other time. If you've never experienced this symptom before, make an appointment to see an eye md to reassure your eyes are okay. If you have other symptoms such as headache, nausea, vomiting medications may be prescribed if particularly frequent and severe. ...Read more

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Vision blurry when waking up and a few times throughout the day. Sensitive to light and seeing dark spots and almost changing colors sometimes?

Vision blurry when waking up and a few times throughout the day. Sensitive to light and seeing dark spots and almost changing colors sometimes?

Eyes eyes?: Your symptoms of fluctuating vision suggest that you do not have a healthy and stable tear film, a condition called meibomian gland dysfunction. It ultimately leads to dry eye symptoms. Your other symptoms may or may not be related. See you eye MD for a complete eye examination. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol 8 hours after taking 1 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) create a vision problem such as seeing spectrums of light of various colors. ?

Can drinking alcohol 8 hours after taking 1 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) create a vision problem such as seeing spectrums of light of various colors.  ?

Sure: Xanax (alprazolam) has a 1/2 lfe of 11.2 hours on average, so 8 hours after taking it, not even 1/2 has been removed from the body and this would be more prnounced if you are taking it regularly. One should never drink alcohol while taking any sedative such as xanax, (alprazolam) valium, ativan, etc. ...Read more

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I wokeup yesterday and my vision all of a sudden seemed different like colors seemed darker and I couldn't see much detail in things . Optic neuritis?

I wokeup yesterday and my vision all of a sudden seemed different like colors seemed darker and I couldn't see much detail in things . Optic neuritis?

?did it persist: Optic neuritis is progressive and tends to last for many weeks if not treated. However, it is associated with pain on eye motion, and color desaturation, not darkening. Eyes of course are important, and if you have persistent visual change, you need to see your doctor ASAP. Transient visual changes are usually benign and can be associated with postural blood pressure changes or migraine. ...Read more

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Vision is better in right eye but see colors very slightly darker recent eye exam was completely clean retina scan, dialated pupils test clean normal?

Vision is better in right eye but see colors very slightly darker recent eye exam was completely clean retina scan, dialated pupils test clean normal?

See Eye MD: Be sure you saw an ophthalmologist. Even though the exam is normal, it could be a problem with the optic nerve, which is the cable that connects the eye to the brain. ...Read more

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I had tested my eye .Doctor said that u have perfect vision 20/20 with no problems .but I can see halo colors around lights.scared to drive at night?

I had tested my eye .Doctor said that u have perfect vision 20/20 with no problems .but I can see halo colors around lights.scared to drive at night?

Halo around lights: Halos around lights can be due to: lens opacities or cataracts; high eye pressure (or glaucoma); abnormalities of optic nerve; migraines; light colored iris also possible. Be sure you went to an experienced eyeMD and had a full dilated exam. ...Read more

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Why am i seeing prisms around my vision?

Why am i seeing prisms around my vision?

Migraine: You are probably experiencing occipital migraine. You can confirm this by seeing if the same things occurs in each eye when you cover one and then the other. These usually are short lasting (5 min to 2 hours) and cause no permanent changes. If this test does not work as I have indicated, then see your ophthalmologist for a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for seeing lights in your vision?

No cure, C ur eye dr: Depending on how extensive you're seeing these little flashes of light, you do want to see your eye doctor, and have this evaluated through a dilated funduscopic exam. S/he will be able to advise you further on this. They will be able to explain what's happening, diagnose properly, and then you will have peace of mind. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why I am seeing fireflies in vision?

Flashing lights: Needs attention soon, this can be a precursor to a retina detachment. See you ophthalmologist soon! ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am seeing little sparks in my vision?

Can be normal: Light flashes or sparks can be nonspecific and not dangerous. They can indicate vitreous traction or may actually be coming from irritation in the brain in the visual tracts. If the sparks occur in the temperol periphery it may be secondary to changes in the eye. Though these are usually normal findings it may be helpful to have a doctor check you if they continue. ...Read more

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I'm seeing black out only on the right side of my vision, why?

I'm seeing black out only on the right side of my vision, why?

Only able to y: Determine the cause by examining you eyes. Pay attention if it moves with eye movement or if there is any flashing lights associated with this. See an ophthalmologist for this. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm seeing flashes of light in my vision?

What do you advise if I'm seeing flashes of light in my vision?

Flashes in vision: See an eye doc soon! could be simply a liquification of the jelly in the eye, which is normal, or something more serious like a retinal tear or hole. ...Read more

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I'm seeing squiggly lines in vision. Do i need to get new glasses?

I'm seeing squiggly lines in vision. Do i need to get new glasses?

No: Curved, wavy lines moving in your vision are likely to be floaters, and if not a new symptom, are likely to be completely benign. New onset floaters, however, warrant an evaluation with an eye md, to rule out a retinal tear. On the other hand, if objects known to be straight are now curved (like door frames), a macular condition could be the cause. This also warrants an evaluation with an eye md. ...Read more

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