Hi, I started getting visual disturbances last year, they appear as black cloud outlines and are in my central vision when they occur, there are usually several each inside one another and they expand and decrease rapidly. The first time I experienced these, I was terrified of such things as glaucoma and macular degeneration etc... which have all been ruled out and my diagnosis is ocular/visual migraines. I feel panicky and nervous when the symptoms are more visual which is usually in bright light and so I avoid going out much. I feel light headed most of the time and also get the occasional migraine and the eye problems first started with sore red bloodshot and burning eyes followed by light flashes in the corner of my eyes. I also have a low thyroid recently diagnosed. Has anyone else experienced this and my doctor recommended sunglasses when out side to which I was disappointed more couldn't be done to help with the visual disturbances. Does this sound typical of migraine or occular symptoms? My doctor and optician don't see any need to refer me to eye or neuro specialists?
Any help advice reassurance would be most welcome.