Posted by Chris
on October 20, 1999 at 21:27:34:
I'm about to see my doctor about these problems, but I wanted to see if anyone here has any similar experiences.
I've had floaters all my life. Over the past year I've noticed a bit of an increase. Not dramatic, but noticable. They were accompanied by the odd flash, usually after moving my head suddenly. I went and saw my optometrist who did a dilated exam and couldn't see anything wrong with my retinas. I did get my first set of glasses though :)
Recently I've noticed spells of wavy vision, where in the centre of my line of sight I see a shimmer similar to a bitumen road on a hot day. It usually only lasts 5 or 10 minutes at the most and usually happens just after I've stood up after sitting down for a while (eg after driving).
The only scary thing was a couple of days ago when I got a big, bright flash of blue in my centre of vision. It was brilliant, except that I don't think I should've seen it!
I work with computers, and a lot of these light flashes etc often occur after looking at the screen for quite a while and then looking away suddenly.
I am a migraine sufferer, although I haven't had a significant migraine for over 2 years.
How weird is all that? :)
Any similar stories, or advice would greatly ease my mind before I see my doctor or opthalmologist.