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Involuntary turning inward of eye

I am 53 years old and in general good health. Not overweight, don't smoke, don't drink more than an ocassional glass of wine and walk several times a week (except in the winter). I do take Synthroid .112 mg. Three years ago I becan experiencing periods of seeing wavy lines then my vision would gradually blur, then return to normal all within a 20-30 minutes period. It began during a period of time when my boss of 11 years had started scolding me and humiliating me in front of clients and co-workers, so I attributed it to stress. After reporting this to my doctor, an MRI was done and I was referred to an opthalmologist who diagnosed ocular migraines. The MRI revealed "white spots" in one area of the brain that were said to be normal in someone my age.

A few months ago I had an episode of my left eye involuntarily turning in causing my vision to be very distorted and I had a dizzy sensation. It's happened three times since then. It lasts for only a minute or so then returns to normal, but now there is a feeling of pressure in that eye. I am currently unemployed and have, very expensive private heath insurance, so I'm hesitant to seek medical attention. I am trying to find more affordable insurance and having something like this out there will make that impossible. On the other hand, if it's a minor thing now that left untreated will result in a bigger medical issue, I guess I'd rather deal with it now.

Could this simply be another form of migraine? Your help will be most appreciated.

Helen
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replied July 15th, 2009
i have been told that this is from stress and it can go away after some time on its own - conversion disorder or accomadative eye spasms
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replied July 15th, 2009
dr. Brooks is listed above on this page and he is the one who told me that! ***
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