Stars in front of eyes, inability to see anything clealy (dark spot), weakness and buzz in ears.

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176 lbs (approx)

Past medical history : Surgery for stones removal, and gall bladder removed

Duration: 5 years or so. Happened first on 2014 march

Current meds: 1.Herbal liver tonic : mister liv syrup 2.Akmin 3.Medicine for blood pressure 4.Cough syrup and common cold medicine (Jufex cough Syrup, tough cough 5.Coatz-Af (sucralfate, oxetacaine and simethicone suspension)

::Eyedrops: suthin eye drops. (A sterile solution of chlorpheniramine Maleatw, naphazoline hcl, phenyleprine hcl with menthol and camphor)

::Eardrops: BNC eardrops. (Becornethasone dipropionate, chloramphenicol, clotrimazole & lignocaine hydrochloride ear drops)

So my dad had an operation in past for stones removal.(many years ago, forgive me i can not recall when, i was so young). Maybe 10+ years or so. He had taken medicimes (ayurvadic and other for natural way of stone removal from body) in past before operation. His gall bladder was removed also. For some years after operation he remained unhealthy and later his health continued to improve. He used to take medicines and liver tonics and blood pressure medicine and takes them even today.

He is taking medicine from a local doctor. In 2014 march he had fainted and was hospitalized. And from then his health is not much perfect. He remains healthy sometime, other times his metabolism hurts him, and he takes antacids such as ENO, or gasofast etc.

Main issue is: My dad sometime get suddenly stars (as he states) and sudden pain in the side of the right eye, and buzzing like feeling or black spot in front of eyes, and he can not see for some time, e.g. he can not see the guy next to him. And at the time he lose his power (his body becomes weak) and his ears buzz.

"This problem first occured on 2014" or that is what i think, could be unrelated. He was fainted. ( that day there was a festival when people apply colors on faces of each other in my country)

In the past years this happened several times. (I think this happens irregularly throughout the year, but happens more in march, april or upcoming months. And from some days (1st of this march) the frequency of this happening is increased. It happened on 1st march of this And happened yesterday and today this happened again.

My dad works in a factory and here he has alot of responsibility and stress and family stress too (for known reasons). He has to do irregular shifts for weeks like one week there is night shift, other week there is morning shifts.

The doctor had told us to check up the eyes. We went to eye specialist (a good one), he changed his spectacles lens and prescribed akmin and those suthin eye drops. He will go to eye specialist again tommorow. This time the local doctor has told us to check up the IOP or or eye pressure (forgive me i don't recall this). My dad sneeze alot these days and cough. But this thing does not happen during cough or sneeze. This is totally random and irregular.

Everyone in my family is concerned and i am ready to provide further information. Any help is appreciated.

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    I would consider seeing a neuro-ophthamologist. Also look into optic neuritis and ischemic optic neuropathy. It is important to know his IOP, but typically a higher will not cause loss of vision that comes back along weakness in his limbs. Higher IOP relates to Glaucoma. You can have your eye doctor refer you or possibly your primary care. Also an optometrist or ophthalmologist will NOT be able to diagnose all the same problems as a neuro-ophthamologist. Best of Luck.

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      Thanks for help. I found online that dad is suffering from visual migraines with aura. I found some simulations online, and he affirms it that this is what happens to him. We are going to eye doctors today. I found that visual migraines with aura are harmless and he is not having ocular migraine which is harmful. Can you tell me more about visual migraines with aura?

      Thanks for precious time and help

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