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

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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: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
How long?
Customer: replied 4 years 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:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Have you had
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Had MRI couple years ago. Ok. No EEG.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
I would worry about an atypical seizure problem, or an eye strain problem
Last opthalmology visit?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Saw opthamogist march 2013. Everything ok. He suggested it could be neurological.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
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].

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** have an appointment w/my neuro in August. Will ask about the EEG then. Appreciate your help.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
You are welcome anytime any questions.
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