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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Micropsia

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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.

Lt.eye mac.pucker. Corrected vision 20/40 &micropsia. 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

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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.

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

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How typical are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

How typical are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

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

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How frequent are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

How frequent are micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

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

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What is the frequency of micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

What is the frequency of micropsia and alice in wonderland syndrome in children?

Childhood migraine: Micropsia and alice in wonderland phenomena are consistent with childhool migraine. Through adolescence, approximately 15-25% of children willl have a migraine headache. Of those, alice in wonderland syndrome is uncommon. ...Read more

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What cause bp?

What cause bp?

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

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What cause add?

What cause add?

Many things: The cause of adhd symptoms are many, allergies, low blood sugar, learning problems, nutritional deficiencies to name a few. Everyone deserves a thorough medical evaluation to look for these causes. ...Read more

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What cause add?

What cause add?

Not known.: It used to be thought it came from slight brain damage during pregnancy, but no longer. Perhaps it's an adaptive trait for very threatening environments left over from earlier evolution. Maybe, too, that's why it's so common. ...Read more

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What causes crf?

What causes crf?

Chronic renal fail: Causes of chronic renal failure can include: polycystic kidney disease, chronic urinary tract obstruction, diabetes, hypertension, glomerulonephritis & reflux of urine back into kidneys. ...Read more

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Cause of headche?

Depends: It greatly depends on the type of headache you have, location, quality, associated symptoms, etc, etc. ...Read more

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What causes exzma?

What causes exzma?

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

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Causes of ab pain?

Causes of ab pain?

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

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Cause low sexdrive?

Cause low sexdrive?

Sex: Many causes including stress, depression, alcoholism, drug abuse, medications, low testosterone levels. ...Read more

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What causes boilers?

What causes boilers?

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

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What causes morphia?

What causes morphia?

Morphine: Morphia is another name for morphine. It is also the name of a death metal band from the netherlands from the mid-1990s, but I suspect that this is not what you are referring to. ...Read more

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What cause dyspenia?

What cause dyspenia?

Short of breath: Dyspnea can be caused by anything that prevents taking a full, effective breath. Causes include obesity, illness, neuromuscular disorders such as ms, smoking, etc. ...Read more

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What causes fetishes?

What causes fetishes?

Fetish: Is result of strong emotional or physical experiences in earlier childhood years. Such early experiences result in acting them out through the object of fetish. For example, use of non-living objects as stimulus to achieve arousal. ...Read more

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What causes phemosis?

What causes phemosis?

Usually...: A fungal infection that causes constriction of the distal foreskin. See urologist for relief. ...Read more

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What causes nightmare?

What causes nightmare?

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

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Causes of aniocytosis?

Causes of aniocytosis?

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

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What causes belpossie?

What causes belpossie?

Bell's Palsy?: Are you referring to bell's palsy? If you are, please resubmit your question or look up the other questions regarding this (it's a fequent question) :). ...Read more

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What causes dizzinesd?

What causes dizzinesd?

Too many things: To list here without more history to safely narrow it down. This can be so many things in your brain, ears, heart, metabolic issues, electrolytes, blood pressure, etc. More history could point a physician in the right direction. ...Read more

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What causes Brest pain?

What causes Brest pain?

Usually : Estrogen effects on the breast tissue caused tenderness ...Read more

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What causes 5th disease?

What causes 5th disease?

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

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Wot cause low body temp?

Wot cause low body temp?

See below: Hypothermia, broken thermometers, poor measuring technique and hypothyroidism. Normal body temp really is about 98.2 although 98.6 is the "standard." normal body temp may be a little lower for some, but I feel this is often over reported. ...Read more

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What could cause spasms?

What could cause spasms?

Many things: There are many causes of muscle spasms including muscle injury, electrolyte imbalance, spinal cord injury/disease and brain injury. There are a number of disorders of the brain that can cause spasticity as well. There are many other causes as well. ...Read more

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What causes indian fire?

What causes indian fire?

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