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A 26-year-old female asked:

What causes colored spots in vision while being anxious? have had eye exam and neurological exam eeg and mri. could it be something psychological?

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Spotty vision ?Cause: Bc u note u've had nl eye, neuro exams & nl EEG & MRI -- AND that these colored spots arise when you're feeling anxious -- it seems reasonable to consider anx as a cause. Psychiatric illnesses are diagnoses of exclusion -- meaning you and your doc should rule out all medical causes 1st to be safe. There is robust literature to support various visual changes that occur in mood & anxiety disorders
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