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Strange problem in eyes

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  • Posted By: SM138929
  • May 31, 2007
  • 00:38 AM

Hi ,
I am having this problem for a year or so .I am wearing glasses with minus power -1.5 in both eyes cyl 90 deg axis .However when reading texts and onscreen the letters appear tilted .The traffic lights/Billboard dispalys sometime appear with a image shadow in the back ground .
Also recently I am having a dancing effect in one of my eyes occasionally.

I went o a number of eye care specialists and checked my eyes thoroughly .I am really scared what is going on in my eyes .

Thanks ,


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  • If this "dancing" of your eye is physically moving uncontrolled, maybe ask your doctor to refer you to a neurologist. Sometimes vision problems and eye movements are symptom for something else more serious. For example, I was tested for MS a few years ago, and one of the things the neurologist tested me on was for my eyes to follow the directions of his pointed fingers. He would suddenly move them away fast. If my eyes shifted a certain direction during that last part, it would suggest I had the beginnings of MS. Also, visual problems, like shadow casting could also suggest this.
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  • there is a condition called superior oblique myokymia in which one of the muscles that has rotational effect on the eye "twitches". this could create the symptoms you describe and would be difficult to detect unless it was looked for specifically. generally, this goes away spontaneously and no therapy is needed.
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