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Causes Of Micropsia
Lt.eye mac.pucker. Corrected vision 20/40 µpsia. Amsler grid nl. Corrected vision 20/40. Age 69. Could the macuar pucker cause micropsia? Rt. Eye20/30.
Micropsia: Yes, it can if the macular pucker is severe enough. Micropsia is a condition in which objects are perceived to be smaller than they actually are. Micropsia can be caused by optical factors (such as wearing glasses), by distortion of images in the eye (such as optically, via swelling of the cornea or from changes in the shape of the retina such as from retinal edema, macular degeneration, and more ...Read more
My 5 y/o repeatedly tells me that things look small. I will look the size of a mouse. Is this micropsia? What are causes? No other symptoms.
Micropsia: There is something called "alice in wonderland" syndrome, where the person experiences transient distortions of body image or visual images. It's episodic, & can cause things to look very small (micropsia) or very big. It can be a migraine equivalent (no pain necessary), or a variant of epilepsy. There are even reports of lyme disease showing up that way. You may want to consult a neurologist. ...Read more
No good data: This is not quite rare, but also not common. It is more often reported in children but can occur at any age. It is not a mental illness, but a physical perceptual distortion and is usually not part of a dangerous condition. It may be associated w/ migraines or tle and a neurologist might help. Try not to worry about 'craziness' — it is not that. Wish I could offer #s, but I can't. ...Read more
Very rare: This syndrome, where objects or the person's own body appear larger or smaller than normal, is very rare. Some sources say only about 300 adults & children in the us have this. Another source said 9% of teens had transient experiences of micropsia. It can be a migraine equivalent, & can also appear in conditions like seizures, CNS infections, brain tumors, drug use, macular degeneration, etc. ...Read more
BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics. ...Read more
Itch that rashes:
In eczema, the 'hallmark' is the itch that rashes, where there is a cycle of itch-scratch that perpetuates this condition. Other skin conditions may mimic eczema, so evaluation by your doctor or dermatologist is warranted.
Atopic individuals have a personal or famiy history of asthma, allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps, or "sensitive" skin. ...Read more
Too nonspecific!: The differential diagnosis is too vast, without more specific information, and requires a length history regarding features of the pain and location, time of occurrence and an exam. I do not believe any of my healthtap colleagues could be more specific. If you are having an ongoing issue, see your doctor. Best! ...Read more
Bacteria: Most 'boils' are due to staphylococcus bacteria infecting the skin. Pus forms below the skin which swells to form a painful boil. Sometimes streptococci & pseudomonas may cause boils. Often the 'boil' can be cured by a special drainage procedure performed by your doctor.If the surrounding area is red & angry antibiotics are needed. If untreated the infection can spread to the blood & become dangerous. ...Read more
WorkingInternalFears: During sleep, our minds/brains work to both integrate awake experiences into memory &, as part of this, make sense of many issues, correctly or incorrectly, the best we can. Fears, anger & sadness, emotions we typically have the most difficulty with, are commonly repressed while awake; allows function & interaction with others. However, while dreaming, issues are worked on & sometimes remembered. ...Read more
Anisocytosis, having: Red blood cells (rbc's) of different sizes, can be caused by iron deficiency & sickle cell anemias, folate (folic acid) or vitamin B12 deficiency, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, cytotoxic chemotherapy, chronic liver disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, thalassemia major, & thalassemia intermedia. The unequal-sized rbc's are small in some of these disorders & large in others. ...Read more
Parvovirus B19: Fifth disease, also known as erythema infectiosum, is a common infection caused by parvovirus b19. The virus causes fever, muscle aches and headache for about 7-10 days, then produces the characteristic "slapped cheek" appearing rash on the face. This rash can be itchy and spread to the trunk, arms and legs. ...Read more
Bacteria: A couple of websites mention that indian fire is another name for impetigo. Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria. The skin gets warm with redness. Sometimes the skin is tender. There is usually yellowish crusty material on the rash as it develops. Impetigo can spread from person to person, and should be evaluated and treated with antibiotics by a doctor. ...Read more