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what is visual vertigo?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 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 50 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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Are there cures for vertigo?

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Depends: Only if due to middle ear inflammation. Other causes, like stroke improve over time, though many are left with significant deficits.
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What causes central vertigo?

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How does "repositioning for vertigo" work?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Very simple: You can see a demonstration under: http://youtu.Be/pa6t-bpg494. There are sequential movement of the head into 4 positions; one should stay in each position for at least 30 seconds.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Will an epley maneuver help with visual vertigo?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
No: An epley maneuver is only a benefit in benign positional vertigo. In this condition loose calcium deposits are repositioned into an area where they cannot float freely. This is the only condition in which an epley maneuver is a benefit.
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How do you treat visual vertigo?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Diagnosis first: Appropriate treatment of vertigo requires the correct diagnosis. This involves identifying the source of dizziness as a problem with the vestibular system and then establishing the site and origin of that problem. It may involve treatment of the underlying vestibular disease, symptomatic therapy (such as with antihistamines), and recovery-promoting treatment (vestibular exercise/rehabilitation).

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