Kaleidoscope vision with headache



Submitted by niamhhazel on Wed, 10/02/2019 - 15:25
United Kingdom
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

Astigmatism and weak eye muscles

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?

Coeliac, psoriasis and psoriatic arthitritis

Do you use any eye drops?
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

Only a small correction, on prescription card it says: SPH - R- 0.75 L- 1.00





I have kaleidoscope vision in left eye for around 30 minutes, along with blurry vision and feeling light headed.

No headache, however muscles and body has felt weak for 2-3 weeks prior (unsure if related). Have also been experiencing sudden stabbing headaches on one side of the head, close to the front - began on the right side, then stopped and moved to the left side.

Are these symptoms a cause for concern, or possibly just eye strain and other issues?



Thanks for your Question

Kaleidoscope vision is one of the symptoms of Migraine with aura or classic migraine. Aura is a sensory disturbance that occurs before or at the same time of headache. This sensory disturbance can affect your sense of smell, hearing or vision. This visual disturbance can last up to 30 minutes and can affect either one eye of both eyes.

Visual disturbance can occur either as kaleidoscope vision , zigzag lines, blurry area surrounded by zigzag lines, dots, blind spots or loss of color vision.

I think you have to visit a neurologist or neuro-ophthalmologist to run full tests on you just to be sure that you don't have any other problems and also to give you some medications which can prevent these attacks.