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I have problems with my eyes. I cant drive because I cannot

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I have problems with my eyes. I cant drive because I cannot tolerate the moving scenery. Supermarkets and shopping centres are a nightmare, everything is visually overwhelming, the patterns on the floor, the bright lights and colours, the rows of high shelves in the supermarket. I become very dizzy and uncomfortable. I do wear glasses for reading only. Could there be some other problem with my eyes? Deanne

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It is likely that you are experiencing motion sickness, dizziness and vertigo related to an underlying inner ear, or eye condition. In general, such condition is caused by problem in one part of your balance-sensing system (either your inner ear, vision, or sensory nerves that help you keep your balance). I suggest that your eye doctor consider the presence of imbalance of refractive error between eyes (aniseikonia) or prism eye muscle inability to co-ordinate with each other. Any change in one may suggest to your brain that the body is moving, while the other parts do not sense motion causing confusion. I suggest that you follow-up with your Neuro-ophthalmologist (eye doctor) and ENT doctor for closer evaluation and possible treatment with medications such as scopolamine patch and other managements. In the meantime, I suggest that you use over the counter Dramamine to reduce the symptom.

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