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why does my vision look like a kaleidoscope?

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Is it normal that my vision looks like kaleidoscope sometimes? Or is this symptom indicating my health problems? I need some professional advice.

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asked May 17, 2017 in Health by Granny Oda

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Well, from your description, I have to tell you that you may suffer from ocular migraines, which is also called as painless migraines. And for the causes, according to some researches, stress, too much caffeine, too much or too little sleep, weather changes, altitude, certain foods such as cheese, chocolate or wine can just cause it. And because of that, you may suffer some other symptoms, such as attacks of dizziness, hearing or vision disturbance, sensitivity to light or sound, nausea and vomiting. What is more, you may have trouble in speaking or understanding speech. So for the sake of health, I will suggest you go and see the eye doctor as soon as possible.
answered May 17, 2017 by Greg
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What Is Wrong With My Eye Sight? I Get A Kaleidoscope Effect In Left Eye Then Lose Eye Sight 1 To Three Minutes At A Time. Then The Kaleidoscope Effect Is Back And My Sight Returns?
answered May 17, 2017 by Zoey
The symptoms you describe could well be the side effects of a severe migraine. Migraine headaches may be preceded by a visual aura, lasting for 20 to 30 minutes, and then proceeding to the headache.
Some people, however, experience the aura but do not have a headache. This visual aura can be very dramatic. Classically, a small blind spot appears in the central vision with a shimmering, zigzag light inside of it. This enlarges, and moves to one side or the other of the vision, over a 20 to 30 minute period. When it is large, this crescent shaped blind spot containing this brightly flashing light can be difficult to ignore, and some people fear that they are having a stroke. In reality, it is generally a harmless phenomenon, except in people who subsequently get the headache of migraine. Since migraine originates in the brain, the visual effect typically involves the same side of vision in each eye, although it may seem more prominent in one eye or the other.
There are different variations of this phenomenon, with the central vision being involved, or with the visual effect similar to heat rising off of a car. Some people describe a kaleidoscope effect, with pieces of the vision being missing. All of these variations are consistent with ophthalmic migraine.
Although this is the most likely cause of your symptoms there are many things that can bring on problems with vision and strange shapes and flashing lights in your eyes. There could be a problem with the retina for example. You should seek the advice of an optometrist as soon as possible and if this is not possible then a doctor as if this is a serious problem, action may need to be taken immediately to prevent further damage.
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Why do we see a kaleidoscope of changing colours when we put pressure on our eyes when closed?
The pressure you exert on your intraocular fluid transfers to the rods and cones in your retina. The physical stimulation renders a reaction similar to that caused by light hitting them.  Because the reactions are random, the visual cortex of the brain tries to make patterns of it, resulting in the pseud0-hypnogogic light shapes.
answered May 17, 2017 by Cole

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