| | Strange Vision Problems... Please Help
Hello! This is my first post here. It might be a little long but PLEASE take the time to read it. I'm not quite sure what to do about my problem.
On December 30, 2008, I had upper jaw surgery (I still believe this might have something to do with my problem...). A few months after, I started to get ocular migraines... things that I've NEVER had before.
April 29, 2009 started out as a regular day for me. I'd go to work, come home, take a nap, then get up to go to school. However on this day, it all changed. I took my nap like usual (In a room with shades down, of course) and woke up. When I woke up though, my vision definitely seemed different. The symptoms are VERY hard to explain, but let me try...
-Feeling as if I'm looking at the world through a TV (EX: I look out at the mountains and they don't seem as vivid and beautiful anymore. They're just... there.)
-Extreme sensitivity to light (I never used to wear sun glasses. Now I have to wear them EVERYWHERE.)
-Things seem more confined.
-My surroundings are crystal clear (20/15 vision) but seemed to be blurred when I look from object to object.
-If I'm awoken from sleep suddenly (Or sometimes this will just come up randomly), my eyes (Usually only my left) will start to hurt.
When I first woke up, I thought my eyes were still trying to transition from a dark to light room. It seemed to be stuck in the middle. I tried to go to school but couldn't drive. Driving seemed strange and things around me didn't feel the same. I started to get panic attacks trying to drive myself. I've never had a panic attack before this eye situation.
I've gone to numerous doctors... ophthalmologist, neurologist, even a neuro-ophthalmologist... and they all say that nothing is wrong. I've taken every test in the book and everything has come up fine. The only thing found was that I have an arachnoid cyst outside of my brain, but the neurologist says he doesn't believe it has anything to do with my eyes problems.
I've given up on going to the doctors and have learned to cope with this problem. I can now drive again (thank goodness), but always have to shield my eyes from bright lights and sunshine.
If anyone has heard ANYTHING about this and believe they could be of any help, please leave a message. I'd greatly appreciate it and would be more than ecstatic to actually place a name on what I'm going through.
Thank you for your time.
Last edited by moderator2; 08-01-2011 at 08:19 PM.