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Kaleidoscope vision: This could be a warning of a migraine
SYMPTOM: Like looking through a kaleidoscope with zig-zaggy lines.
CAUSE: All of us will see coloured spots if we stare at a bright object for long enough and then at a white wall. This is caused when the photosensitive cells on the retina are temporarily bleached and take a few seconds to adapt.
Your brain interprets this as different colours, says Neil Constantine-Smith, Specsavers optician. Flashing lights can also be an early warning for migraines.
'Flashing lights that last for 15 to 30 minutes are often symptomatic of ocular migraines, which are headaches that also cause coloured lights usually in both eyes,' he says
When the vitreous gel rubs against or pulls on the retina, it can produce the illusion of flashing lights. Flashers can be perceived as a sparkle, disco light, fireflies, lightning, fire works, or sparks. The same experience can happen after being hit in the eye, giving the illusion of seeing stars. All of these flashers are generated by any abnormal stimulus to the retina.
Light flashes can happen on and off for many weeks, or even some months. This is a common occurrence during the aging process, and it is generally not cause for concern. At times, however, a significant number of new floaters will appear, accompanied by light flashes, and partial sight loss of peripheral vision could occur. If this happens, it is important to see an ophthalmologist quickly in order to evaluate whether the cause is a torn retina or retina detachment.
Migraine flashers appear as zigzag, shimmering, or even colorful, lines that may move within the visual field. They usually last from five to thirty minutes and can occur in both eyes at once. They are most likely caused by a sudden spasm of blood vessels in the brain. These flashers are often associated with headache, nausea, or dizziness, but more often occur without such symptoms. In this case, they are commonly called an ophthalmic migraine, or a migraine without the other accompanying symptoms.
As in the case with floaters, an eye specialist should attend to any abrupt onset of an abundance of light flashes. The exam would involve close observation of the retina and vitreous fluid.
Floaters and Flashers are common visual symptoms that can be representative of normal aging changes in the eye or the onset of an eye disease that could lead to vision loss if left unattended. It is always prudent to consult an eye specialist when such vision changes occur.
Originally posted by stevelnyc
I haven't looked at the sky as I had enough when I looked at the large space at the gym. They are definitely translucent orbs, and yes, there are some extremely tiny bug things flying rapidly through the air. Not so sure if this is good for your eyesight but maybe try the 'string theory' eye exercise that I mentioned. The particle 'storm' is very scary. It is like 20 blizzards in one tiny space.
Currently I a concerned about my safety and well being as far as the paranormal activity I am experiencing. I believe I am dealing with a malevolent entity(ies). I need to start a new thread but am new and have to wait for 20 posts. This is important, do you think you could start a new thread for me? I would like to consider this a hot topic that goes on the front page of this site. I need to know wtf is going on here.
reply to post by CottonwoodStormy
edit on 21-1-2013 by stevelnyc because: (no reason given)