Ocular Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Health Talk' started by amandine, Oct 13, 2015.

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    1. amandine

      amandine Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      july 2014
      Found this article about dry eye pain and thought if one substituted the words dry eye for Tinnitus then the two ailments are amazingly similar.
      Are they working along the same neural pathways of pain? Same hyperactivity?

      Here is the article

      http://mosaicscience.com/story/severe-eye-pain
       
    2. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      It sounds more like hyperacusis than tinnitus. The tinnitus equivalent of vision is visual snow - you see things, flashes of light, colored dots darting around without stimulation. It persists even when your eyes are closed, just like tinnitus does when you plug your ears.
       
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    3. canyonero

      canyonero Member

      Location:
      Eastern US
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma?
      I have had on and off problems with dry eye pain (Blepharitus) for the last 7 years.
       
    4. Fungus
      Dreaming

      Fungus Member

      Location:
      Wild, Wet and Wooly Wales
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus?
      Nucleo...interesting that you mentioned those light flashes. I notice them every evening on first going to bed and closing my eyes. As I also get migraine, i wasn't initially sure if the phenomena were due to that, but they didn't look anything like the migraine phenomena.
      Oh, what the brain can do!

      Fungus.
       
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    5. Mario martz
      Creative

      Mario martz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      this happens to me aswell!
      have you got an explanation of whats going on?
       
    6. Fungus
      Dreaming

      Fungus Member

      Location:
      Wild, Wet and Wooly Wales
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus?
      The 'flashing lights' are of different intensities and remind me of a visual field test. However, they tend to move and leave a 'wiggly tail', so they are different.

      I guess the best explanation that I can give is that they are much like tinnitus. As tinnitus involves abnormal firing of (and reaction to) neurones in the auditory pathway, then the 'lights' represent the same type of phenomenon in the visual pathway.

      Much as tinnitus can't harm you, neither can the visual disturbance.Best to accept them and be at ease with them.

      Fungus.
       
    7. gary
      Transparent

      gary Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Macomb, MI. USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows
      With me I see an arc of stars, but headache. Dr told me it was from what ever causes migraine but with out the headache. This has only happened once every three years or so.
       

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