40 y/o female: I started seeing small spots of white lights yesterday and it is happening again this morning. I see them in front and in my side vision. I also get a little light headed when I see them. They only last for a few minutes and move in all different directions but it almost looks like the falling pieces from fireworks.
My vision past medical history is: only wear reading glasses, diagnosed with retinal migraines in college while losing color vision and then complete vision loss (temporary) after being on a micoroscope for a histology class - lots of hours on the scope, took plaquanil for about 6 months (low dose) but stopped taking it after my liver enzymes were funky, a few spots founds on my retina (told nothing to worry about it) and then hair loss.
Other medical history: G5P2 , +ANA, Raynaud's Syndrome, Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome (hypercoagulative disorder), Angina, GERD, Asthma (new diagnosis this last year), IBS, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Appendectomy.
Current Meds: baby asprin 1-2/day, claritin, zantac, advir, albuterol inhaler as needed.
Are these floaters that I've read about, or given my history is it a possibility that it is something else?
Your description of the while lights DOES NOT conform with vitreous floaters. A variant of ophthalmic migraine perhaps.. You do need to see an eye physician (ophthalmologist or Eye MD) for a comprehensive medical eye exam and also discuss this with your personal physician.
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