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Tilted vision
cmumom posted:
Hi - my 17 year old daughter reported exactly the same thing a month ago - and then again 2 days ago.....she was looking at something, then all of a sudden her entire field of vision tilted for a couple of seconds, then came back to normal again. She was dizzy afterwards. Was seated both times, luckily not driving! No headache before or after.

We are having an MRI done in a few days. About 11 months ago she had a concussion that the neurologist said resolved into "Migraine Syndrome" - she had daily headaches for a number of months (but not really bad ones like you think of as migraines). They are now infrequent.

Sounds like this could be part of a "migraine aura" or something more serious like lesions on the brain, etc. Any other thoughts?

Thanks, Joy
Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
In these kinds of situations your doctors need to know whether the visual disturbance is limited to one eye or is a problem only when both eyes are open. i.e. when the problem happens, cover one eye and see if the symptom goes away. Then cover the other eye. The goal here is to determine whether the problem is a loss of "alignment" of the two eyes as well as to tell whether the visual disturbance is coming from one eye only.

Yes, this is a symptom that is best investigated by a neurologist or neuro-ophthalmologist.

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