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Lower eyes turned into thousands of colored pixels. What caused it?

recently while I was driving the lower half of my eyes turned into about a thousand colored pixels. it lasted about 2 or 3 mins. and about 5 mins. later it happened again. I asked my eyeglass person and he said it must be something in my brain. Have you ever heard of anything like this before. I m a little worried but as it has not happened again I am courious
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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From what you describe this is a typical symptom related to any cause resulting in a pulling or stimulation of the retina in the eye. This can be a posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous strands tugging a part of the retina or even a vascular cause affecting the retinal blood vessels. Persons with a moderate to high myopic refraction can experience this more often.
Even though it has not happened again, it would be a good idea to have a detailed retinal eye exam which is done by an ophthalmologist after instilling dilating drops in the eye. Any traction forces in the eye can be easily detected and further treatment, if needed, opined.
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