Scintillating scotoma, now what?
April 15, 2011 7:21 AM Subscribe
I got my first scintillating scotoma, now what?
posted by Tom-B to health & fitness (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Yesterday after playing PS3 I sat down at the computer and was having difficulty seeing. This
is exactly what I saw. I lied down for half an hour, it slowly got bigger and then went away. No headaches.
What causes it? Is working on a computer all day bad for this? Could it have been triggered by the videogame? I was playing Modern Warfare 2 on a 40 inch screen, sitting about 2 meters away from the screen. I had been playing roughly for 1 hour. I have played for longer than that on occasion with no adverse effects. Should I cut down on the videogame? Should I go easy on the eyes, like say avoiding the movies if the film has lots of cuts and a jerky cam?
Also, I have high blood pressure. Could this be related? I'm a 40yo Caucasian male.