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Flashing Strobe, Prism colored, 1/2 Moon Light in Left Eye

I've never had eye issues so this scared me very much. Last nite, after entering a restaurant and sitting down I experienced a flashing arc light (like the shape of the letter "C") and the shape appeared to be made out of prisms with the diamond, slightly colored affect similar to a glass prism you hang in the light.  It kept flashing on the outer left of my left eye in such a way that when I looked at the menu it was blurry in that spot in the shape of the "C" - almost as if I was looking through it.  It continued for approx 15 min and no matter what I looked it it was there - even when I closed my eyes.  It eventually appeared to grow wider and then disappear - almost as if out of my sight range.  Now I dont know what to make of it and if there's something out there that it could potentially be so I can describe it to my local eye dr so I dont sound silly.  Otherwise, I dont know what it was and what it could be - any ideas?
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Yes,,  migraine.

See an ophthalmologist or neurologist.

Dr. O.
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The same thing just happened to me tonight -exactly how you described it.  You wrote this over a year ago, and I'm wondering if it has happened since or if you received treatment.  I will take Ray Oyakawa's advice and visit an ophthalmologist or neurologist.
Thank you
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I had the same thing. I saw an opthomologist yesterday and he said it indicated a hidden cancer, if it isn't TIA's or migraines. scary and trying to follow up. I have no migraines and have had tests that indicate I haven't had TIA's
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Have you found out anything?
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You do NOT have to have a headache to have migraines. You can have JUST the visual migraine aura, as you had. Same thing happened to me--and in fact that is how I first found out I am a migraineur. I panicked when I had the flashing-light "C" shape that last half an hour, but it turns out my sister, a big migraineur, has EXACTLY the same aura. It's migraine, look it up.
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My family practitioner has me scheduled with a neurologist, oncologist and an endocrinologist. This is based on the opthamologist suggesting I had an occult malignancy. I had a biopsy on my thyroid, as I had developed lumps on both sides. The results were benign. It has been suggested that I have a PET scan to search my entire body. Waiting to see if my insurance company will cover it.
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I experience the same thing... best I can describe it is it looks like a diamondback rattlesnake with prism like flashing... has anyone received any answers on this... I find I become very disoriented during the episode and dizzy afterward.
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Having it now. I think I had it to a greater degree once about twenty years ago.Nice to see I'm not alone.
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First thanks for asking this and seeing that I could actually find some information on this makes me feel a bit better but it is so weird. I have had them before but this has happened the last 3 days now and it's annoying as much as worrisome. I am going to start with the eye doctor and see what they suggest. Has anyone had any results to post here? I used to have actual migraines when I was young but not in years, interesting that you don't have to have a headache to have a migraine, will investigate that further. Thanks!
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