Hi Maroda! If you've not already done so, please see a ophthalmologist. It could be nothing, but it's best to get a thorough eye exam as opposed to guessing.
Hi, last week I went to see my MD. He did a very quick Fundoscopic exam (without even eye dilating) and said that these might be just illusions or they might be due to my high astigmatism. (I don't have myopia nor hyperopia at all.)
Was this exam really enough? Could astigmatism cause these flashes!?
P.S: I 'm 23.
You would need a medical dilated eye exam, an amsler grid test and ideally an macular OCT. Your options would be do see a private consultant and pay for the exam or make sure you next appointment with Professor N A Hurry includes these tests.
I am currently studying in Egypt. Yes he was and this was a university opthalmic center, which should be the best available! I do know that health care is poor in Egypt but I didn't imagine it is that bad! What can I do to make them do me a dilated eye exam! It is nearly impossible to return to my homeland before July. I can afford visiting another doctor in April. If you were me doctor, what would you do? Is there anything I can do in this time or on my next visit? Should this all make me more worried? Thanks Dr.John for your answers!
Your first posting suggested entopic phenomena. Especially if you are young an healthy. The first exam was inadequate because to reassure you not serious would need dilated "Complete eye exam" The second exam is more troubling. temporal pallor is not normal at any age. There are some serious things that can cause it as I mentioned. But to not dilate eye, tell someone that and attribute it to vitamin problem is LUDICROUS and poor medicine. I don't know how to help you. sad sad sad. If you are young and healthy and have no other problems the chance of you having something serious is small. Where is your homeland?
I am from china. I 'll see if seeing another doctor in April will make a difference. Thanks.
Yesterday I went to another doctor. ِAt last, He did a dilated eye exam. He said there were no abnormal patterns. There is no temporal pallor. Everything is good. We did a visual field test. All is well. He told me to ignore these circles. He said the cause is unknown. He refused to do an OCT. Ought me to do an OCT as the cause being said to be unknown? Would there be any risks if I ignored them. Sorry if my question seems repeated or silly, I really need advice from a doctor that I can trust in as really I am in doubt of these doctors!