Lost peripheral vision for 30 mins

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Hi,

Today I went through some really horrible experience. I suddenly lost my peripheral vision for around 30 mins. Since I woke this morning, I had headache. Later in the afternoon around 2, I suddenly found that things are vanishing in my vision to the right side of my eye. I closed each eye separately and begin evaluating where the blind spots are. It were both in the upper-right side. For the whole time, in my blind spot, I saw a vibration , I could even see it when my eyes were closed.

What was this? Has anyone else expericed this? Is this migraine ?

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    I really sorry but I don't know what it was that you experienced. For peace of mind I would get your eyes checked out at an opticians. Take care.

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    Run, don't walk, to the nearest hospital ER and tell whoever asks why you're there exactly what you're describing. You should be referred to the on call Ophthalmologist. It sounds like you might be having a retinal detachment. Seek care IMMEDIATELY. And please keep us all posted.

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      I'm sorry I'm seeing your message so long after you posted. Please let us know how everything turns out.

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    • Posted

      I am having an appointment with Ophthalmologist this friday. Should I ask them to get me inside today? I had posted this question on reddit and few people told it might be migrane. I'm 30 years old btw.

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      If you are still experiencing a loss of peripheral vision I would contact them and let them know, if you've not already done so. I used to suffer from migraine headaches in my teens and early 20's, and as awful as they were I never had a loss of vision. I suppose it might be a migraine. If it is a detached retina you would have a loss of vision in the same area (it would not disappear or move around - you would "see" it in the same spot of your field of vision). It's also possible you've torn your retina. I'm glad you're seeing an Ophthalmologist for a complete exam. Again, keep us posted.

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    • Posted

      Thanks a lot for your detailed reply and sharing you personal experience. I had this again yesterday and in the evening I went to local Optometrist . I got my eyes pressure checked, it was 12. Got visual field checked again ( last time it was done in early December), it came out normal and had a quick retina picture. My doctor has a look on the eye nerves and told they are Ok. I also noticed that I started getting headache on my left eye bros area just after this episode.

      My eye doctor told it is nothing related to the eye and everything is related to brain. He asked to get back to my GP and check with him. I would also like to add my eye problems history if that is helpful -

      floaters - 3 months, starburst - 3 months, halos around light - 4 months, eyelid twitching - 4 months

      Thank you.

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      Keep your Friday appointment. An Ophthalmologist has the best experience (not to mention better equipment) to determine if you have a tear or detaching retina. My optometrist did not catch the tear/detachment even though he took a photo of the retina.

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