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Random vibrating, growing circles in front of my eyes
Every once in a while (usually spaced at least a few months apart) I'll suddenly notice a small blurry speck in front of my eyes. The speck will gradually grow, becoming a clear semi-circle with vibrating, rainbow-colored crystalline edges. Within about 20-30 minutes, the speck will grow from being in front of my eyes to going all the way to the edge of my vision, then disappearing. This is rather disconcerting, and I have to stop what I'm doing and just shut my eyes while it's happening because I can't see anything clearly enough to work. After it is gone my vision still feels abnormal and "fuzzy," especially in my peripheral vision, for a while, and my head will ache dully (but it's not super-painful or anything). Is this anything I need to be concerned about? Is there a name for this? Thank you for any information you can give me.
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I am not a doctor. I am a community leader. Welcome to the community.

The doctor will answer you soon, or another forum member. I am not feel experienced in this area.

Another community member may answer, also.

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it could be an occular migrane, just one guess....
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It could be a migraine variant but it can also indicate serious disease of the eye, brain, heart or blood vessels.

You need to see an eye MD. Its important. Use the search feature on this page and search these terms: eye migraine, ophthalmic migraine, TIA,  transient ischemic attack.

If you smoke or on birth control pills or hormones its especially important as you can be at increased risk of having a stroke.

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I came across this article while searching for these exact symptoms.  I realize this is 4.5 years old, but in case anyone else comes across this page please look up "Ocular Migraine."  I was quite concerned when this happened to me 5 times in 2 months, and Googling the symptoms wasn't getting me anywhere.  After calling my eye doctor, she told me it sounded like an Ocular Migraine.  Sure enough, when I looked it up that was exactly what was happening to me.  I made an appointment to get checked out anyway, just in case, but at least knowing what it is helped to ease my fears.
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Hello,

I have experience this in this same pulsing concentric circles about five ties in the past few months.  The eye doctors at at a well known state teaching college didn't know what it was.  They said it sounded like it was associated with migraine although I had no pain.   Went to the neurologist today.  The neurologist said it was not a migraine associated Aura, they do not display as such.  Said it sounds like blood flow.  I'm worried and confused as to who or what I should do.  I've been feeling lightheaded with feeling of passing out.  Was even sent to the ER from work.  But my doctors say my blood pressure is fine.  Any suggestions?  I really would like an answer.  Thanks!
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