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Developmental Topographical Disorientation
Not uncommon: Sensory processing issues commonly occur in the autism spectrum disorders, so much so the these problems are now included in the criteria for diagnosis. Visual/ spatial problems can be a form of a sensory processing issue. Get a good evaluation and see an occupational therapist trained in sensory processing conditions. ...Read more
Where can I find information on dcd, dysgraphia, dyscalcula, dyslexia, visual perceptual processing disorder?
38 yo male, history epilepsy (med controlled), closed tbi (12/2011). Slurred speech, hand tremor, unsteady gait, confused, lethargic, normal pupils.
Timeline?: Your description does not state if all of these changes represent a change from the baseline, are new or chronic. If they are new then i would recommend going to your closest emergency room right away, if they are chronic and old then i would discuss this with your doctor as they could be consistent with traumatic brain injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS?
Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.
Complex question: There are 3 types of MRI used to diagnose MS: T1-weighted, T-2 weighted, and FLAIR. No single test is used to diagnose MS, generally a combination of tests over time is needed to get a definitive diagnosis. You need to consult a neurologist experienced with MS and let him or her guide you. Do you have a family history of this disease? Although chronic, progression can be very slow. Good luck! ...Read more
Is a symptom: Menopause is associated with many symptoms such as mood swings, irritability, memory fog, dizziness, fatigue, depression, poor sleep, hot flashes, increased urine infections. It is important to check for other things such as infections, trauma, migraines (also linked to menopause), vitamin deficiencies, hormone imbalance that can cause these problems. Speak with your doc for further evaluation. ...Read more
Slowing Down: This is a slowing down of your motor responses like your eye-hand coordination or the general movement of your limbs and reflex responses, for example, like hitting the brakes quickly enough in your car to avoid an accident. Psychomotor retardation can be a symptom of depression, and can also occur in response to certain drugs and medications or medical conditions. ...Read more
Dementia: Memory is required for orientation - you have to remember where you are! memory & disorientation are part & parcel of dementia, although this can also be found in depressed patients who aren't paying attention to their surroundings. Delirious patients can also demonstrate memory loss & disorientation. Regardless, someone showing these symptoms needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
Pbm in brain not eye: The term cortical vision impairment implys that there is a problem with the brain cortex (outer cell layer) that interprets the imput of the eye and visual nerve inputs.This is similar to having a good video camera, cables and system but the no screen to display the input in a way you can understand it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple partial seizures common idiopathic epelipsy? Brain tumor? No other symptoms. Passed neuro exam - reflexes, gait, strength, eye exam -perfectly.
Brain tumor: An MRI of the brain will determine if there is a brain tumor. Reducing or eliminating the seizures is the first priority. The anti-convulsant (anti-seizure) medication prescribed by your neurologist is specific to the seizure type. Discuss the side-effects of each medication to help you cope with seizures. ...Read more
Many causes of delay: There can be many causes for developmental delays. Examples of this would be prematurity, genetic conditions, exposure to drugs, alcohol, lead, or maternal infections. Lack of stimulation can also lead to delays, such as infants who are left in their cribs or infant seats for hours at a time with no interaction. ...Read more
Visual field test normal w/minimal peripheral vision loss. After diagnosed w/glaucoma feel more nervous driving such as changing lanes. Psychological?
Pains in back and top of head distorted vision and disorientation with some hearing and cognitive issues but no headaches blood test and head MRI fine?
Why beta blocker?: Beta blocker itself very unlikely to cause this. Why did you take it (that is the underlying illness)? You may be having more symptoms from your underlying illness. If all tests negative then consider stress, but only after tests done. Classify "distorted" vision better. If solid evidence of structural illness then consider spinal tap - but only if you sure it isn't stress (may hate test). ...Read more
Good question: Retardation indicates a low IQ and expected problems meeting milestones. Mentally retarded individuals do have developmental delay. Developmental delay can exist alone and means one is not meeting milestones on time. Pt, ot, speech are therapies than can improve developmental delay. Mental impairment is a lot of different diagnosis...Bipolar, dementia, retardation, schizophrenia, etc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: If the vision in one eye is normal, the lowered vision in the fellow eye will not impede academic achievement. There is little in academics that requires excellent vision in both eyes. The only areas affected would be those requiring stereoscopic vision. I have know doctors, lawyers, engineers and professors who have a lazy (amblyopic) eye. ...Read more
The left side of my face is getting numb feels like i got a shot of novocaine in my left cheek! i feel sort of disorientated. Dont know! im not used to dr.S but im paniced!
Nerve fiber pattern: Bitemporal hemianopia is the classic later stage vision pattern in advancing pituitary tumor. Generally the central fibers, which carry the best acuity are affected later in the condition. A great deal of vision loss would have to be ignored by someone with this condition before the nerve fibers for the central acuity start to drop out. ...Read more
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