I'm posting this for my girlfriend who is next to me crying because she is scared of her visual symptoms. Basically she sees certain colors in her vision almost all the time. Mainly flourescent purple on the edges of things. Usually she'll see it, then go to look at it, and when she does it is no longer there, sort of like she can only see it if she's not really looking at it. Sometimes she'll see it just looking straight ahead. She wears glasses, but the glasses are not causing it, this we know. She sees it with or without her glasses. Also at night when she closes her eyes she sees a lot of random colors, flashing, and patterns in her vision that freak her out and keep her from sleeping peacefully.
Sometimes she'll see flourescent colored sparks/spots appear in her vision for like a second, then it disappears.
Also last night she noticed flickering in her peripheral vision when she blinked. This scared her immensely. Usually she just has lots of flashing, not flashes or flashers, but sort of like little light specs all over that are constantly flashing, almost making it look like things she looks at are moving or vibrating. Also when she looks at things the image gets "burned" into her vision, for example, she will look at me sitting next to her, then look at the wall, and see a perfect outline of my image on the wall.
She's had 3 blood tests last year which came back fine. She's had her eyes dialated and examined twice this year. Had a doctor visit a few weeks ago where her heart rate and blood pressure were normal. She even had a catscan 6-7 years ago. She is still convinced she has some sort of disease or brain problem. She spends all day on a computer playing games.
She's mainly afraid of the flourescent purple colors she sees and the colors that appear in her vision at night. If anyone out there relates to these specific symptoms please reply, she feels very alone and sure that something is wrong with her.
Thank you in advance.