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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
52 doctors shared insights

Visual Disturbances (Overview)

A visual disturbance is simply anything that affects quality and/or quantity of sight. It can be from the eye, brain, etc or a signal of some internal disease process.


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
52 doctors shared insights

Visual Disturbances (Overview)

A visual disturbance is simply anything that affects quality and/or quantity of sight. It can be from the eye, brain, etc or a signal of some internal disease process.


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I take 75mg topamax (topiramate) 2/day for bipolar. Yesterday i had 4 glasses of wine and had a simple partial seizure while drunk, with motor/visual disturbances. Does this mean i'm prone to seizures?

I take 75mg topamax (topiramate) 2/day for bipolar.  Yesterday i had 4 glasses of wine and had a simple partial seizure while drunk, with motor/visual disturbances.  Does this mean i'm prone to seizures?

See your doctor: Not sure why you are so confident that it was a "simple partial seizure." four glasses of wine is too many on one occasion, especially for a woman, and especially for someone being treated for bipolar disorder. You need a full neurological evaluation, especially an eeg and probably a ct scan, as well as several different blood tests. If you didn't see a doctor after this event, you should asap. ...Read more

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What are some effective treatments for migraines and visual disturbances?

What are some effective treatments for migraines and visual disturbances?

VARIES: The visual aura precedes the headache phase, and triptans could stop the event depending on an injection of Imitrex or usage of a nasal spray or pill from 10-45 minutes. Many choices include maxalt, zomig, frova, amerge, treximet, relpax (eletriptan). Maybe prevent headaches with topirimate, or depakote, or even otc like butterbur, feverfew, riboflavin, magnesium, co-q-10. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with migraines with aura. Is there anything to get rid of my visual disturbances?

Breathing: An aura may respond to breathing 100% oxygen thru a mask for about 3-5 minutes, but hyperventilation into a paper or plastic bag may result in similar responses. However, the headache phase may come on faster and be quite nasty. Perhaps best is to prevent the headaches. ...Read more

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What can cause strange sensations and visual disturbances?

What can cause strange sensations and visual disturbances?

Many things: These are vague symptoms attributable to almost anything underlying. Thus i would recommend seeking medical advice with an eye md for further evaluation and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: visual disturbances?

What is the definition or description of: visual disturbances?

Vision interuption: A visual disturbance is simply anything that affects quality and/or quantity of sight. It can be from the eye, brain, etc or a signal of some internal disease process. ...Read more

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I'm having visual disturbances, where should I go to seek help?

I'm having visual disturbances, where should I go to seek help?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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