Anyone else ever see kaleidoscopes?

I will occasionally see kaleidoscopes that will slide past my vision. I will even still perceive them when my eyes are closed, so I know hat it's caused by something in my brain, and not my vision. It probably only happens about twice a year, and only ever lasts for about 3 minutes, and I can still go about my daily routine when it occurs. It seems to have occurred more often in Supermarkets under the incandescent lights, or on very sunny days, more then any place else. I'm not 100% sure if it is caused from my injury, or from a past experimentation of hallucinogens pre injury. Still the first time I remember it occurring was less then a year post injury. Any one else in this community, ever experience seeing sliding kaleidoscopes.

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  • I can see sort of coloured rainbows moving about if I close my eyes and face the sun.

  • I don't have kaleidoscope vision but I sometimes get flashes of colour in front of eyes whether the eyelids are closed or not, mainly blue, yellow and green but the odd occasionally different colour, it started after my fall at first I didn't think anything of it until it started happening when my eyes was closed because thought it was just the street lights and other lights until it happened whilst my eyes was closed.

  • Early on I occasionally saw stars, and some minor visual distortations, but then I get colour hues at the start of a mirgrane and if i've truely, unlucky will get tunnel vison to the point of effective blindness.

    so for myself visual effects seem to be side effects of well points in time when the brain isn't really having a good time.

  • I'm glad that I'm not the only one who ever has experienced unusual colored images since their injury. The first couple of times it occurred it was scary, but it always disappeared soon after it began, and it occurs so rarely that it is no longer frightening when it occurs. I know now to just wait it out, and my vision will return to normal.

  • I DON'T HAVE KALEIDOSCOPS BUT EVERYTHING TURNS BRIGHT GREEN. DOESN'T HURT OR ANYTHING BUT IS REALLY DISORIENTATING .IT USUALLY HAPPEN SWHEN I WAKE UP & OPEN MY EYES. I I HAD ONE THIS MORNING IN FACT.THEY USUALLY LAST ABOUT 10 MINS & I OPEN & CLOSE MY EYES TO SEE WHEN IT'S GONE I CALL IT MY GREENS.

    NEURO ISN'T QUITE SURE WHY BUT THERE IS APPARENTLY A SCHOOL OF THOUGHT THAT SAYS IT COULD BE CONNECTED WITH MY EPILEPSY IN SOME WAY ALTHOUGH I DON'T HAVE SEIZURES AFTER I'VE HAD A GREEN.

  • I don't know whether its the same but if I close my eyes I can sometimes see coloured spots

  • It certainly has to be something related to the white light. The last time I remember it occurring was on a sunny winter day. The sun was reflecting off the white snow, and seemed brighter because of it. That is the only similarity, I can see wt supermarket bright white fluorescent lights. The first time it occurred I was in a group home, and I can't remember them having bright lights, but they may have just installed them.

  • Although I have a BI I have no visual disturbances like described just floaters and some blurrying. Though I have experianced exactly what you are talking about prior to brain tumour/crainiotomy and it was caused by low blood preassure just thought i would mention it just in case. Also easy to check and easy to treat :)

  • I may have experienced seeing the kaleidoscopes pre injury, and it could very well have a physical cause. There is so much missing from my pre-injury self, that when this first happened post injury, it really scared me. It occurs once every couple of months or so, and for only a few minutes at a time. It doesn't seem to present any problems, and for the time being I will probably just try and ignore it. If the number of incidences increase, or if the length of time I experience this gets longer, I will most definitely get this checked out.

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