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I have been having very scary symptoms such as dizziness,

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Hey there.
I have been having very scary symptoms such as dizziness, pains in back of neck and numbness in back of neck, eye pain, ear pain, double vision (ghosting on images) muscle spasms and visual disturbances (like my vision will completely lose focus for a brief second then readjust itself.) I am short sighted normally but have never had anything occur like this before.
I have taken a video of it, only one eye appears to be affected, if you would like to see it?
I am 25, normally healthy, have had a CT scan of my head which came back normal, been to my opticians whose examined my eyes twice and seen nothing abnormal. and was wondering if I should maybe push for an MRI?
Thanks
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Eye
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Pay attention to the right eye. Everytime I move my eyes from something close up to far away it completely blurs out and takes about 2 seconds to readjust, and this happens everytime I move my eyes.
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 7 months ago.

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You may be suffering from accommodative spasm.

What you need is a complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist (Eye MD), including a wet (with eye drops) and a dry (no drops) refraction.

This will uncover any hidden hyperopia you might have.

Does this make sense to you?

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
My main concern is that there is something neurological causing these spasms as I have been having neck pains, muscle spasms and lots of cognitive symptoms like stumbled speech and balance issues.Would a CT scan have picked up anything that would cause this, or will an MRI be needed?
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 7 months ago.

A CT would do a good job of picking up anything inside your head that could have been causing this.

Opticians are not really trained enough to deal with your issues....you need to see an ophthalmologist.

Does this make sense?

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
How do I go about seeing an ophthalmologist? Do I need a referral from my GP or optician?
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 7 months ago.

Here in the USA you would just call and make an appointment....but, I've heard that in the UK, you have to go through your GP.....

I'm not sure if opticians make referrals; in the USA they only fit glasses.

I wish you the very best. Have a good week.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I have had eye examinations by an optometrist who said I am just very short sighted. but how can I have symptoms of a long sighted ailment? as well as headaches? stuttered speech and neck pains, when my brain scan came back clear?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Did you watch the video to see how my eye moves when I try and focus? It is not only long distance but short distance as well I get this symptom.
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 7 months ago.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Hmm. Is there any easier way I could send you this? as it does show abnormal eye movement and I would love to know your take on it.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I have made it into a gif to make it easier to send but it won't attach for some reason.

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