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I had a momentary period of being unable to focus my eyes.

Customer Question

I had a momentary period of being unable to focus my eyes. They just sort of swam around each other. Lasted about 5 minutes, no other symptoms. What could this be ?
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: No abnormal pain, I'm 69 so no periods. In good health except for a little arthritis
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Hm. Well I have an arrhythmia but it has never really been a problem. It's Wolf Parkinson's White
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Do you have any other medical issues?

take any meds?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No other meds or issues
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

So it passed after 5 minutes?

Did you have any heart tests?

CT or MRI of the brain?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
This just happened this morning. If I'd had any of those tests I wouldn't have to be asking you now, would I? Just forget I ever made an inquiry
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

This is Dr. David

I see the other expert has opted out.

a momentary period of not being able to focus your eyes is not a sign of disease or problems usually.

fatigued eye muscles can cause this.