I’m sorry to hear about what you’re going through/been through. But well done for taking it to prosecution , that’s really brave!
I suffer with anxiety/panic attacks, I’m finally getting better and amback at work. But one of my anxiety things is visual disturbances. So if I start feeling funny and anxcious I can see flickering lights which arnt there, shadows which arnt there or I see distorted things like I was quite scared of my neighbours (they bang around and arealways going in out of the front door to their flat, and that reminds of me domestic abuse, so I look out the peep hole of my door and I though I saw my neighbour standing there with a chain saw. I ran away and got into bed because it really scared me. I later realised she was standing there with some kind of car hoover because she then went outside and hoovered her car.
I have been to the opticians many times and the doctors and they’ve both said it’s my imagination, and it could also be to do with migraines. And one optician said he sees black bar codes in his vision sometimes.
I also think it’s like when you’re scared there’s a ghost in the house you start to hear spooky noises and you might even see what you think is a ghost, but it’s not really there. And I think because the brain goes into “scan for danger mode” it sees a shape and immediately tells you “omg there’s a snake” or something like that.
When you’re relaxed they should stop or calm down a little bit. I only really see things when I’m having anxiety.
Some times it’s scary but I try and laugh it off
as that helps me cope.
I hope that helps
and good luck with the prosecution and I wish you all the best !