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Crescent-shaped vibrating blur on the right-middle of my vision... Should I be worried?

Asked by Soubresaut (13695points) February 2nd, 2017

I guess it’s an aura? My family all gets migraines but I never have. It’s gotten bigger since I started to notice it… and it seems to only be on my right side (although I see it to the right of my vision in my left eye.) Hard to read so I’ll stop here. No pain. Should I be worried that this is happening when it never has before?

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Coloma's avatar

I’d get it checked, blurred vision and other, sudden onset vision problems could be a sign of something more serious like a mini-stroke or? Are you under a lot of stress right now? it might be stress related as well, never the less we can’t diagnose anything here with authority, get it checked out.

Stinley's avatar

How long? I looked up a medical database and it said that a crescent shape is classic migraine aura. It should last no more than one hour. You might get a headache during or after the aura.

Get yourself checked out by your GP though very soon.

flutherother's avatar

I very occasionally get similar symptoms. The jagged shape gets bigger then goes away leaving a dull headache. As @Stinley says it is a classic sign of migraine.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Look up “Ocular migraine”.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I would not be at all comfortable with assuming.
Aneurysm, tumor, diabetes, impending stroke are some things which come to mind.
See your doctor.
I hope it isn’t serious, but if it is, I want you to catch it in time.

johnpowell's avatar

You should be very worried. Doctor ASAP.

Vision is not to be fucked with.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

My wife sees stars when she gets an ocular migrane. This sounds different, go see the doc as soon as you can. I agree with @johnpowell get it looked at. Could be nothing, could be a retina is becoming detached.

CWOTUS's avatar

“Worry” is a useless emotion. (Maybe this is more pedantry than you want to deal with at this point.)

However, “a somewhat radical change in vision” is something that I would want to consult a professional about, so in that sense – and only in that sense – would I be “concerned”.

si3tech's avatar

@Soubresaut You need to see your ophthalmologist soonest. I’ve had retinal detachment and they need to be taken care of early on.

MrGrimm888's avatar

We love you.

Go get it checked out.

Soubresaut's avatar

Thank you everyone! I’m feeling better now. I had a headache for a while after the aura like @Stinley said I probably would—it wasn’t too bad. Mostly I couldn’t look at light. Made everything dark and stayed like that for a while. Slept for part of it, so the time went by relatively quickly… I don’t really have a guess on what caused it/brought it on. I will absolutely go get it checked out, per all your instructions!

Pachy's avatar

May just be a form of “floaters or an optical migraine, both of which for me were diagnosed by an eye doctor as transitory and harmless. But don’t rely on us or Google—make an eye appointment.

Darth_Algar's avatar

I get that right before a migraine, each and every time. Have for as long as I can remember.

greatfullara's avatar

Floaters i think are caused by candida overgrowth. Check it out. 70 percent of americans have it from too much sugar. Good luck to you.

MattJude's avatar

Hi friend, are you sure it’s not just a floater? I have them in my vision too!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floater

Matt ✌️

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