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Out of the blue it feels as though my eyes are crossed although

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Out of the blue it feels as though my eyes are crossed although my husband says they are not. My vision becomes distorted, there's pressure in the corners of my eyes and it lasts about a minute. The pressure continues for about an hour. There is no pain. This has happened about 3-4 times in the last 6 months. I am unable to drive when these attacks hit. It is very scary. I'm 60 years old.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello
How long?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Twice in January 2013, once in April and once in may. Each attack lasts about a minute, but the pressure in the corners if my eyes lasts about an hour. It's very scary. No pain. Although everything looks crossed eyed, when I cover one eye, I can see perfectly through the other eye. I saw an opthamogist (I get tested because of the lupus Meds I take) and he saw nothing wrong. He suggested its a neurological issue.
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Have you had
MRI
EEG?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Had MRI couple years ago. Ok. No EEG.
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
OK
I would worry about an atypical seizure problem, or an eye strain problem
Last opthalmology visit?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Saw opthamogist march 2013. Everything ok. He suggested it could be neurological.
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
OK
So I suggest seeing a neurologist for an EEG.
Neurological exam.

Some atypical seizure disorders might act like this.

Also to make sure there are no TIAs going on [mini strokes].

I am Dr. Thomas, board certified in internal medicine and integrative medicine, so I can cover about any question you might have, as well as your follow up questions. Use reply to expert at any time you need to.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, Doctor. I have an appointment w/my neuro in August. Will ask about the EEG then. Appreciate your help.
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
You are welcome anytime any questions.
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