When I have done too much reading on the PC sometimes I feel a tickling sensation inside my eyeball. At first I didn't even notice the tickle, however my eye would start to see blurred in one area, and a growing halo of yellow blue orange stars grows outwards from one place in my visual field. the shape is not very round, it growns like a mycelium shape, where the border is very bright with stars and lights.

So the effect resembles a mushroom growth ebbing slowly outwards from a point over the space of 30-45 minutes, where my vision in one eye becomes overcome with a blurring effect and a flashing colored araura, and an annoying tickling/electrical effect inside the eyeball. it can be more or less pronounced, and sometimes I can barely read anything up to 1 hour afterwards, and after 2 hours it has returned to normal.

I have 9.5/10 visual acuity, and this started occuring every few months since I was 33.

I can't find what I am experiencing, all the eye disorders and symptoms seem to describe different issues than what i have.

What can it be?


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    $\begingroup$ That's called a scintillating scotoma, and it should be present in both eyes (cover one eye when it's happening and see if it isn't the same in the other.) Look it up. It's a kind of a migraine. It's not serious (honest), but you should let your doctor know you're having them. I have them too. I think they're fascinating. $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Sep 2 '17 at 23:07
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks that's a very good answer, if you write it as the answer i'll mark it as true. $\endgroup$ – com.prehensible Sep 3 '17 at 1:54
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    $\begingroup$ We're not supposed to answer medical questions. :( $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Sep 3 '17 at 2:09
  • $\begingroup$ I'll have to check if it is unilateral and if my irises are the same size afterwards. I found a page which sais that some versions can be caused in the retina: reviewofoptometry.com/article/… there's masses of pictures of scintillating scotoma on the image search too. thanks again. $\endgroup$ – com.prehensible Sep 3 '17 at 19:33
  • $\begingroup$ most ocular migraines can't be medicated and they are more "trippy" than than noxious. It's also a neuroscience and optical quesiton. anyways, the answer helped a lot with knowledge. $\endgroup$ – com.prehensible Dec 22 '18 at 6:07

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