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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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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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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