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My Fifteen year old son complains about having eye floaters,

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My Fifteen year old son complains about having eye floaters, flashes of light in his eye, and eye shadows ( objects staying with his vision when he looks away). Also he says he has pressure in his head. This has been going on for a month and a half. Took him to get a CAT Scan and came back ok. Also had a Reyna specialist check his retna and showed no sign of tear. Any ideas?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 12 months ago.


I am sure you are worried about this.

I am a double board certified US doctor and will help.

I suggest an EEG.

He has had retinal detachment and tumor ruled out [although MRI would be better for this and to exclude all brain problems, compared to CT].

EEG rules out an odd seizure disorder.

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Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 11 months ago.


This is Dr. Bonilla.

Does he have any other medical conditions? Has he ever had these kind of symptoms?