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What is visual vertigo?

What is visual vertigo?

Vretigo from vision: Some people, myself included, can get vertigo and dizzy from looking at things that are moving rapidly. An example of this are the high definition video games that people play. If the characters in the game move rapidly from place to place, up and down, it can make you dizzy and nauseous. Reading your cell phone in the car can also make you very dizzy. The eyes are hard wired into the inner ear. ...Read more

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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is ...Read more


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What is vertigo?

What is vertigo?

Dizziness: Vertigo is a medical term describing a symptom. It is characterized as a sensation of spinning. So, if you go to your doctor and say you are spinning and dizzy and he/she says you have vertigo, all they have done is give a fancy medical name to what you just described. The thing to always ask, and should be explained, is that the vertigo is caused by "x". Vertigo is a symptom of many condition. ...Read more

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What is vertigo?

What is vertigo?

Dizziness : It is the sensation that the room is spinning around you. Its generally due to a problem with the inner ear. There are some simple head tilt maneuvers that can deal with this, along with some medication. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is vertigo?

What is vertigo?

Dizziness: Vertigo is a sensation of movement or dizziness when you have no reason to be. Image how you feel as a kid when you would quickly spin and then stop. Now image you feel that way without control or whenever you close your eyes. ...Read more

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What is visual snow?

TV like static: This is a transitory or persistent visual symptom that resembles snow or TV like static. Exact cause is unknown. ...Read more

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What is hallucination like? Visual or hearing?

What is hallucination like? Visual or hearing?

Hallucinations: Hallucinations are psychotic processes. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory,visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common. ...Read more

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What is labyrinthitis?

What is labyrinthitis?

Inflammation: The suffix "itis" on the end of words means inflammation. The labyrinth is a structure in the region of the middle ear which helps you to maintain your balance. When it becomes inflamed (by infectious or other causes) you may have severe dizziness with nausea and vomiting resulting. Usually resolves spontaneously but u may be quite ill for a while. ...Read more

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What is labyrinthits?

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What is labyrinthits?

Inner ear inflamed: Condition where the inner ear is inflamed. Could be from infection or other inflammatory conditions. The result is dizziness (typically true spinning) hearing loss, tinnitus. People are generally very sick for a few days to weeks. It may require steroids, antivirals, antibiotics, Antivert (meclizine) and maybe even hospitalization to hydrate the patient. ...Read more

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Visual disturbances, headache, what is going on?

Visual disturbances, headache, what is going on?

Migraine?: Possibly, complicated migraine. Is the vision blocked by loss on one side, are there shimmering lights, or bright spots? Is the headache unilateral? But at age 45, also consider a blood vessel issue, such as carotid stenosis, or transient ischemic problems in blood flow to brain. Talk to your doctor about some simple screening tests. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Visual aura?

What is the definition or description of: Visual aura?

Visual aura: Is a perceived visual sensation (such as blurred vision, flashing lights) that precedes a condition affecting the brain such as some migraine headaches. ...Read more

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What is random vertigo?

Comments: Not familiar with term "random", but maybe you mean to ask about paroxysmal vertigo, which can occur suddenly, with or without a migraine headache, and be present for a short time, and recur without warning over a period of time. ...Read more

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What is a visual acuity test?

What is a visual acuity test?

Visual acuity: Acuity tests are standardized charts of various sized objects, usually letters or numbers, which delineate the limits of vision. This can be with or without eyeglass correction. This number can then be used to compare your best vision to others or to legal standards such as the level needed to get a driver's license. It also is used by researchers testing ways to improve vision. ...Read more

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What is a scintillating scotoma?

What is a scintillating scotoma?

Migraine: A scintillating scotoma occurs with some migraines. It is a distortion of the side vision with a shimmering or wavy effect. The vision in the area of the shimmer is impaired. It is typically in both eyes at the same time, although it can be more prominent in one. It can be stationary or move. Scintillating scotoma are alarming but do not cause long-term vision loss. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: benign positional vertigo?

What is the definition or description of: benign positional vertigo?

BPPV: This is an inner ear disorder in which the nerve endings in our ears that normally contribute to our sense of balance are inappropriately sending signals to our brain. These signals give us the sense we are moving when in fact we are not, and this results in vertigo. It is caused when microscopic particles of calcium carbonate (otoliths) in the inner ear are dislodged. www.mainlineent.com. ...Read more

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I believe i'm experiencing optic migraines. Vision is affected, particularly central vision. What is it, what are the symptoms, what is the treatment?

I believe i'm experiencing optic migraines.  Vision is affected, particularly central vision. What is it, what are the symptoms, what is the treatment?

You need an exam: There are numerous conditions that can affect central vision. Optic migraine is one of them but is a rarer problem. Common things are refractive error changes, the onset outside diabetic retinopathy with diabetic macular edema, and cataract changes. You should have an exam by an ophthalmologist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is vértigo.

What is vértigo.

Spinning: Sensation that you or thongs around you are spinning. ...Read more

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What is nystagmus?

What is nystagmus?

It is : Uncontrolled eye movements where the eyes move continuously. Nystagmus is common in people who have poor vision prior to age 4. It can also occur with neurologic conditions as well. ...Read more

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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more