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Offline buginme2

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Vision is Shaky
« on: January 13, 2012, 02:00:10 PM »
Anyone have an idea of what would cause your vision to shake?  For the past couple months my vision is like it vibrating.  It occurs if I am looking at things close up like when your reading and if I am focusing on things far away.  Its as if my entire field of vision is on speed.  It shakes/vibrates so much that its becoming a distraction.

I do not wear glasses.  I have scheduled an appointment with an eye doctor but its not till February.   Just curious if anyone was familiar with this.

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: Vision is Shaky
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012, 10:40:26 PM »
Anyone have an idea of what would cause your vision to shake?  For the past couple months my vision is like it vibrating.  It occurs if I am looking at things close up like when your reading and if I am focusing on things far away.  Its as if my entire field of vision is on speed.  It shakes/vibrates so much that its becoming a distraction.

I do not wear glasses.  I have scheduled an appointment with an eye doctor but its not till February.   Just curious if anyone was familiar with this.

Is your eye moving/twitching?  If so it can be a spastic muscle (your eye movement is controlled by 6 muscles I think) or if the eye is not moving it might be nerve induced perhaps dealing with the information being relayed by the optic nerve.  Why on Earth are you waiting until February to see a doctor?  You could get an appointment with an eye doctor today.  An Optometrist is always the best place to start and if necessary they will refer you to an Opthamologist.  It's also only about 50 to 100 bucks to see an Optometrist.  Anyway my best friend had a "ticking" eye when he was a kid and he simply grew out of it.  He had a lot of issues tracking fused images with both eyes.

Offline wolfter

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Re: Vision is Shaky
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 06:16:31 AM »
Don't take vision issues lightly.  Although your numbers are good and I doubt an underlying OI is present, I'd still rule out that possibility.  I had an OI that manifested itself with vision issues first before other symptoms appeared.  I was left legally blind before I was properly diagnosed.  I highly doubt that's what you're experiencing but it's worth discussing with your doctor.  (I eventually regained a lot of my vision, but am left with permanent vision loss)

There are other non HIV related issues that could be causing this condition.  I'll never take my vision for granted again and will PROMPTLY look for an answer if I ever have another eye issue.

Take care and best wishes

Wolfie
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline buginme2

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Re: Vision is Shaky
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 01:09:43 PM »
I'll call the eye doctor to see if they can move up the appt.  Feb was the earliest avail when I called.

I haven't phoned my HIV dr about this. I'll do that on monday.

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Re: Vision is Shaky
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2012, 01:29:27 PM »
I'll call the eye doctor to see if they can move up the appt.  Feb was the earliest avail when I called.

I haven't phoned my HIV dr about this. I'll do that on monday.

I almost blind in my right eye, and I took this for granted for yrs. ( I'm just ok with glasses on for reading)
I agree with what others have said, don't take this for granted like I did, go get your eyes checked out, I do this @ once least annually  ;)
"it's so nice to be insane, cause no-one ask you to explain" Helen Reddy cc 1974

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Re: Vision is Shaky
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2012, 09:54:03 PM »
I don't know if I've ever mentioned it on these boards before but I also have diminished vision in my right eye.  I had some sort of infection in the eye and blood vessels grew into my cornea in order to "heal" it.  One doctor said she had seen the same thing before (but only once) in someone who had syphillis.  Seeing as I've never had syphillis some sort of OI resulting from the hiv is the next obvious culprit.

 


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