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Trouble with my Vision in one eye

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  • Posted By: TAlbert
  • February 26, 2007
  • 11:11 PM

I am having trouble with my eyes.
I have a history of classic migraines, but only get about one every 3-4 months on the average. I get the aura followed by a terrible headache. This is not my concern.
On a daily basis I have trouble with photophobia, as well as a "cold" sensation in my right eye. If I press on the right temporal area it will alleviate some of the sensation but only temporarily until I stop pressing on that area.
About 2 years ago I saw my family doc for occasional left sided facial drooping and numbness that would come and go without a headache. The symptoms were very sporadic and not related to diet or anything else I could pinpoint. My doctor ordered an MRI which was normal. He instructed me to cut back on my daily use of Advil & to my surprise the facial problems were almost non exsistent.
I am 42 years old, in good health, and have the normal deterioration of my near vision although I do not wear glasses. I have had yearly eye exams and was told that all was normal. When I explained that I have photosensitivity I was told that since I have light colored eyes and large openings in my eyes, they are letting in more light than normal and since I had a normal exam it was something I needed to live with.
When I am in my home on a bright sunny day or if there is snow outside causing a glare into my home I need to wear sunglasses. I find myself closing my shades on most sunny days and/ or wearing my sunglasses. I especially have trouble with flourescent lighting or strobe lights.
Although I have had normal eye exams and I do not want to find a problem with my eyes/ health, I have not heard of anyone else having to wear sunglasses as much as I do/ in my home or out shopping (the stores have flourescent lighting).
Is there anyone else out there that has had such a problem or has any info. to offer?
I appreciate the help. Thanks in advance!

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  • I have been having the same problem, along with others, with my eyes. I would get a second opinion and try to go to a specialist. I also have problems with going shopping because of the lighting, or the doctor's office because they have the same lighting. I hate it. I only feel at my best at night...so believe me...I know what you are going through. If your second opinion doesn't help you at all...try going to a holistic doctor or one that specializes in Allergies/Immunology. They may be able to point you in a new direction of getting help. This is what I am going to do if I can't find any relief. They treat you as a whole person, instead of just prescribing medications and sending you on your way, just masking the symptom instead of ridding of it. Let me know if any of this helps.
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