Because I have intermediate uveitis that went into remission and came back as low-grade anterior uveitis I have seen in the past month a neuro opthamologist a retina specialist and a uveitis specialist.
I am very lucky that although my right eye has uveitis, glaucoma successfully being treated and cataracts I still have 20/30 vision because I keep up on everything and follow my doctor's orders! Unfortunately my detail vision is low and the haze plus floaters and debris in my right eye make things very difficult to focus on.
I have always had flashing in both of my eyes, I left diet especially because after pan uveitis and many steroid shots and drops I developed cataracts that was successfully removed but soon after I got a macular hole that even after two surgeries could not be close. So now the left eye has a grade 4 full thickness macular hole with cystoid macular edema!
I'm legally blind in my left eye. My right eye in the past 6 months I start flashing in the direct center of the eye whenever I look from dark to light! This happened after I was switched from one glaucoma medication to another in January of this year 2018.
The glaucoma medication unfortunately caused many new floaters and Hayes inside of my eye and on top of that the flashing in the center. I have had almost every eye test you can think of from The Specialist I've been to done on both my eyes, including ultrasounds. CAT scans and MRI/A's.
My macular and retina look perfect in my right eye and the doctors can't seem to find any reason for the flashes in the central vision and say that more than likely it is the fact that I also have idiopathic intracranial hypertension that could be causing it because of all of migraine headaches I get.
I am sorry for such a long post but I have met many people with my conditions and no one else that I know of has flashing in the center of their eye, many many people have flashing in their peripherals but not the kind of flashing I am talking about in the center.
I have had the flashing in the center in my left eye from pan uveitis in the form of a circular light that flashed but this is completely different from that and there is no sign of inflammation in my retina, macula or optic nerve in the right eye, plus there's no sign of damage to my brain from the inter-cranial hypertension!
I have been told it is because of my immense stress and all of my conditions combined that is causing the central flashing but I cannot help but feel something's been messed and I feel scared and alone all the time.
To reiterate in my right eye I have glaucoma that has been successfully treated with pressure ranging from 10 to 14. So I was taken off of the glaucoma medication alphagan because it was not working well and caused severe dry eye and floaters and then I was put on and am currently on lumigan 0.01% that helps the pressure but makes the dry eye and floaters still a problem.
For the uveitis I am on pred Forte 0.01% and has caused a slight cataracts.
For my dry eye syndrome, I am allergic to most of the things prescribed to me so I take preservative-free over the counter refresh tears four to six times a day.
I am 39 years old 5 foot 6 and 280 lb so a very large woman who is also talking to a geriatric bypass surgeon! I am truly trying to get my life in order.
Unfortunately all of this has caused severe anxiety and agoraphobia, because of the debris, Haze and floaters plus extreme light sensitivity that not even very dark sunglasses help! Going outside has become Terror inducing...
In the past 7 years since my journey of eye problems started with the left eye that has passed to the right I have seen 9 different Retina Specialists in 3 different states, two neuro opthamologist and one uveitis specialist in Memphis Tennessee.