Continous Flashes in left eye

Hi guys ..... i started having flashes in my left eye 2 days before ... its like lightning strikes its all over my field of vision ,it little blurrery and colorful ,my opthalmologist said every thing looks good in eye but the problem is still present ...... please any one help me .

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  • Hi mohit92 welcome to our wonderful forum ☺ I'm sure you will come to find the forum invaluable in chatting to others who are going through the same experience as you, talking to others at different stages of their lives with Fibro and learning from their experiences.

    I have had this same thing for years and only found out recently that its migraine without the headache, aura migraines. But I'm not a doctor so can't say, "that's what it is", i would definitely go see gp because there is always the chance of it being something completely different and its important to check it out.

    Please do go look at the mother site where you will find all the information you need and lots of useful links on Fibro and I look forward to chatting to you on the forum.

    Peace, luv n light

    Jan xx

  • I have to say that since having fibro my eyesight can be fine one day or even hour and then it starts to go blurry and I realise I am straining to see and bright lights definately affect me. I know the optician days everything is fine but as they are still happening like the others I think you should have a word with your GP. It might be nothing but there are some medical conditions that can cause similar symptoms or it could be that peculiar type of migraine as explained by Janet28

  • It sounds very much like a migraine aura, that is the visual effect before the headache. Apparently some people just have the aura. Have a look at the description of one online, I have had chronic migraines for years without the aura so posits of what you describe ! Al the best

  • Hi mohit92

    Welcome to the forum and it is wonderful to make your acquaintance. I am so truyl sorry that you are experiencing this issue and I tend to agree with Shazzzy as I have this myself. It owuld not hurt to get ti checked out again just to be on the safe side though. I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • I get these auras like shazzy. It is a migraine but I don't get the awful pain.

    That usually follows..This condition developed suddenly and it is quite scary.

    Check with your GP though because it is also symptomatic of a detached

    retina which is very dangerous .Hope that you can find out soon.xxxx

  • Hi there

    Did you have an eye examination with dilation drops? Even if nothing is seen by the opthalmologist, you can ask them to refer you to the Eye Clinic at a hospital for more thorough checks which will stop any anxieties about what could be going on.

    The checks at the hospital are not scary, they are just more thorough than an opthalmologist can carry out and they are more highly trained to examine the structure of the eye. It doesn't take long.

    Take a pair of dark sunglasses if you have dilation drops, as you will be light sensitive for a few hours.

    Let us know how you get along.

    Best wishes.

  • Hi Mo, sorry to hear this. I'm glad you have seen an Opthalmologist to rule out an eye issue as the blame for flashes in one of your eyes. Flashes in one or both eyes, need to be investigated by a neurologist because what you are experiencing is coming from the brain, ie travelling down the optic nerve that travels straight into the brain, and not from the eyes as such.

    It is a symptom that is seen in MS so if this continues it is worth asking the GP to refer you to Neurology to have this ruled out too. I actually know 3 people with MS and they were all misdiagnosed with FM beforehand so it is worth ruling out, he'll also be able to rule out GCA. The Neurologist will be able to find the cause and it is a possibility that it is a type of Migraine which can be managed with something like Propranolol, I take this for my migraines and it totally works for me.

    Wish you all the best and i'll keep my fingers crossed for you, hopefully its one of those things that goes on its own and doesn't come back 🙏

  • Hello mohit92 and a warm welcome to our friendly fibro forum where you can get advice, support, help and understanding.

    Sorry to hear you are having these flashes, it must be quite disturbing for you.

    I suggest you see someone at the eye hospital where they can look more thoroughly at the back of the eye. Hopefully you will get the all clear from them and it can be put down to migraine aura.

    Please don't leave it though.

    Hope to see you around the forum


  • Has a detached retina been positively ruled out ?

  • I would get second opinion as been at Eye unit today and they said that symptom is a sign of detached retina. Sorry to be scary!! X

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