I experienced a wavy, Northern Lights-type aura in my peripheral vision while watching TV. It was very frustrating and a bit scary. The lights were in a half circle and in my right eye, although it persisted with each eye closed separately.
I researched and found someone reference Scintillating scotoma.
The wavy lights disappeared in about 10 minutes. No headache followed.
If you are under thirty years old and have never had this before, it is almost surely a migraine aura. You can look this up. It is where the blood vessels in your brain contract mildly and this phenomenon occurs. Not unusual around the holidays where sleep patterns, stress, and various unusual food intakes (as caffeine, chocolate, alcohol) incite this. Migraines can be with or without the aura or headache part. Try to get to a more regulated lifestyle again and see your doctor if this continues or increases for additional care.
If you are over 30 and haver never had this sort of symptom or migraine, you should see your doctor for a work-up.
i'm 31 and have just had my first one. a bit scary. my mom had MS for 35 years, i worry ALOT! could this be any sign of MS or stroke type thing. it started out in my right eye and within minutes went to my left. left me feeling dizzy and nausa. thanks for any advice.
Use the searach feature and reac about eye migraines. You should see an ophthalmologist and your family MD. 90% plus chance its an eye migraine 5-10% chance it could be due to diseasae of heart, brain, eye or blood vessels.
I've been getting these since I can remember.
The first time I think I was 11-12 years old. I was pretty young and I still see them like 3 times a week. Sometimes I get light-headed and I get pressure in my ears.
I researched this and found this site.. hope this helps.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.