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Peripheral vision strobe light, flickers, strange feeling. Glaucoma?

The basic symptom occurs in my peripheral vision. The best way to describe it is a "strobe light" kind of effect, with what I see in the periphery seeming to "flicker" in a fairly indescribable way. For example, I could be reading a book, and see the words fine, but the periphery around what I'm seeing appears to somehow seem "weird" as if it were a strobe just like the other guy that posted a simular problem. i'm 41 yrs old and don't have the money to see a specialist or insurance. i've been seeing a strobe light in my periphial vision off and on for about 20 years, i've covered one eye and then the other when it's happened and it's in both sides. i always wondered if it had anything to do with glaucoma, i hear that skips a generation and my grandmother on my mothers side has it. thanks for any help/advice you can give!!
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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dear user
it seems from the history that you have flickering sensation in the peripheral part of visual field. Usually glaucoma will not present like this, but need to rule out other diseases basically involving the retina the innermost part of the eye you need to undergo dilated fundus examination with concentration on the peripheral part of the fundus.
Answered: Sun, 23 Jun 2013
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