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I experienced my first visual hallucination. Should I wait things out or go to a doctor? Which doctor?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Don't wait

Visual hallucinations can come from a variety of sources.
I suggest seeing your own primary care physician first; s/he can begin investigating and suggest additional consultations as needed, based on the results. Please don't "wait things out, " though -- be seen as soon as possible.

In brief: Don't wait

Visual hallucinations can come from a variety of sources.
I suggest seeing your own primary care physician first; s/he can begin investigating and suggest additional consultations as needed, based on the results. Please don't "wait things out, " though -- be seen as soon as possible.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Michael Kermani
Sometimes changes in the eyes and especially, the retinas can cause these type of changes in the vision which can be temporary. Certain migraine headaches can occur with auras, often shimmering or sparkling light pattens. Age-related changes in the middle gel of the eyes (vitreous) can cause new flashes or various floaters to appear. These are best checked in case treatments are indicated.
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology

In brief: See your Eye MD

Assuming that the hallucination was unrelated to illicit drugs, it may represent migraine or something much more sinister. See your eye md soon.

In brief: See your Eye MD

Assuming that the hallucination was unrelated to illicit drugs, it may represent migraine or something much more sinister. See your eye md soon.
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