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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is visual vertigo?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Vretigo from vision: Some people, myself included, can get vertigo and dizzy from looking at things that are moving rapidly. An example of this are the high definition video games that people play. If the characters in the game move rapidly from place to place, up and down, it can make you dizzy and nauseous. Reading your cell phone in the car can also make you very dizzy. The eyes are hard wired into the inner ear.
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
Oscillopsia: Raid movements in the visual field is called oscillopsia and is due to rapid eye movements (nystagmus). It may be due to a neurological problem affecting the inner ear or brain stem so i would suggest seeing a neuro-ophthalmologist for an evaluation.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is vertigo?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Sensation of moving: Vertigo is the sensation that you are moving when you are not. It can present as spinning dizziness, swaying, or tilting. It is a symptoms of a number of conditions, but usually those that affect the inner ear vestibular system. This system maintains balance and alert the brain to body position and movement. If you are experiencing this, see your physician for evaluation.
Last updated Apr 14, 2014


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