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Weird visual disturbance when pressing my eye


I have noticed in the last 2-3 weeks that when I rub my eyes and open them again I get a bit of a disturbance that radiates in the periphery of my vision before disappearing again. I would liken it to a migraine aura except it only occurs after pressure and lasts momentarily. I was hoping it was a pressure Phosphene but was hoping for clarification.
I am 38 years old and have a history of anxiety and panic disorder. I have had a dilated eye exam where I was told my left fundus disc is slightly raised superiorily. I’ve since had a clear brain MRI and other than that finding, the opthamologist states my eyes are fine. My recent visual field test came back fine too (2 weeks ago)
I would be grateful if someone could confirm this as a pressure Phosphene and alleviate my worry.
I might add that it doesn’t occur every time I rub my eye just some times and seems much worse if I’m anxious/ heart racing!
Very strange! Any help most greatly received.
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177275 tn?1511755244
Could you refer me to where please
177275 tn?1511755244
look at the list of questions below. Just now it was 3rd from top
That’s not really like my problem. I’ve had migraine aura before and this is only when I rub my eye hard/ put pressure on it. It’s not happening like a migraine without headache as I’ve been diagnosed with those before. All my tests came back fine already too
this is only when I rub my eye hard/ put pressure on it.   STOP IT.
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