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Other then the panic attacks and headaches are you having any other physical symptoms?
No. And the panic attacks were a few months ago. I haven't had one since then
Well, from what you are describing to me it sounds like you are suffering from a very common condition called physiologic anisocoria. The good news? There is nothing to worry about. :)
Well it is something that would need to be checked right? To make sure it isn't being caused by something.
There are a number of things that can cause unequal pupil sizes. In my 20 years of practicing ophthalmology I would say that 98% of them turn out to be just the way your pupil is acting and not one of the "terrible" things you read about. Here is a web page that talks about this:
Optometrists are not trained enough to deal with this issue so they always tend to think the worst. A good exam by an ophthalmologist should rule out any serious condition that you might, rarely, be suffering from. I bet, however, that you will be ok. No brain tumor for you :o)
Does this make sense to you?
Yeah. I couldn't really find any information on how often it is something serious and how often it is just idiopathic. And seeing what sort of "terrible" things could be causing it I was unsure how soon I should be getting it checked.
Considering if I make an appointment next week it may be a few weeks to get it. Just didn't want to sit here waiting when it was something that should be checked sooner rather then later.
There is no emergency to have this checked as the odds are way in your favor that you do not have anything serious, especially since you are a healthy young man with no other significant systemic or neurological symptoms.
I think you will live to see 2012 lol!
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