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My nephew is 29 years old. He has long periods with lack of peripheral vision. He describes it as Kalidescope, bright colors, but nothing recognizible. After this passes, and he has complete vision back, he ends with a serious headache. What causes this?  Thank You for your consideration.

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Dear Amanda,

There are a number of eye conditions that causes kaleidoscopic vision or flashes of lights. But as in case of your nephew this episode lasts for a few minutes only , This kind of visual disturbance followed by headache is termed as Ocular Migraine.

Ocular Migraines generally does not require any treatment but you may consult your general Physician for advice.

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Optom.Amit Sharma

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Optom. Amit Sharma

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Happy to answer any question related to the field of Optometry and opticals. Specialize in Corneal, corneal-limbal and Scleral RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable ) contact lenses for keratoconus, post lasik ectasia , dry eyes, etc,

Experience

I have been in the field of Optometry since 1989 . Worked as an Optometrist at Shroff Eye Centre New Delhi (INDIA) for 4 years. Established my own Optometry clinic In 1997 and have been practicing since then.

Organizations
OPTOMETRY CLINIC FOR SCLERAL AND CORNEAL RGP LENSES, SPECTIQUE INDIA, (www.spectiqueindia.net)

Education/Credentials
M.Optom D.Opt.(AIIMS)

Awards and Honors
Optometrist of the year 2009 Award by Cooper Vision.

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