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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello there my mum rang us like 20 mins ago and she said she had this weird thing happen to her eyes today like they went wobble when she was working at work on the computer and i am very very worried about her and she said after lunch she was fine but it was only for 35 mins b4 lunch that it happened and lastd 45 mins. what could have happened to her.
Doctor :   Can you explain what you meant by wobble?
User :   as she does ring us of a nite as she works like 200 kms from home and boards with a lady and coes home like 3 nites a week but she rings us on her mobile and talk for 30 mins and thats 3 times a week
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she said it like u know when you get a mirgirine but it aint a mirgaine but she didnt have a headache tho
Doctor :   how old is she?
User :   64
Doctor :   does she have diabetes or high blood pressure?
User :   no i think she only has low blood prussure
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did she have any blurring of vision ?
User :   could it be sumthing ike a brin tumour
User :   i think so
User :   brain tumour?
Doctor :   is she on any medicines for any illness?
User :   no only low blood prussure meds
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I would not conclude this to be brain tumor
Doctor :   she must go for an examination , check her blood pressure and sugar levels too.
User :   could it be sumthing like a brain tumour as she talks alot on her mobile when she is away from home
User :   she talks on the mobile 30 mins a day 3 to 4 days straight
Doctor :   we cannot say if its a brain tumor, it could be a migraine as well or even due to low pressure
Doctor :   ask her to eat on time and drink good amount of water.
User :   why cant u say if it could be a brain tumour
Doctor :   does she have weight loss, pain in the body , etc?
User :   she said she only ate half a sandwich as she didnt feel like it
Doctor :   brain tumor is a last possibility, it needs many tests and examinations
User :   she has a swollen leg but that is because she needs it striped
User :   and no i dont think she is losing weight
User :   what type of pain do you mean in her body
Doctor :   ok
User :   why would brain tumour be the last thing yu would think of
Doctor :   Symptoms of brain tumour present when there are pressure effects on the brain.
Doctor :   The most common symptoms is headache.
User :   what are the symptoms of that
Doctor :   Other symptoms such as vomiting, convulsions, and local neurological deficit follow next.
Doctor :   The symptoms of brain tumour, I meant.
User :   what could have happened to her hen she was in front of the computer and then her eyes went strange
Doctor :   Since your mom has no such symptoms, brain tumour is least likely.
Doctor :   Unless proved by a brain scans.
User :   she aint anwsering her phone now so getting more and more worried
Doctor :   Transient disturbances in vision can happen due to multiple reasons
User :   what reasons
Doctor :   dark adaptation is possible - if she was looking at a bright light and then shifted her vision to a less brighter area.
Doctor :   Other possibilities are blood pressure fluctuations, presyncope ( early symptoms of fainting) and so on.
Doctor :   From this far, without physically examining you mom, it is difficult to predict which among these cause could be the reason.
Doctor :   If this was the first episode of such symptoms, and if she is asymptomatic, then there are no reasons to concern.
Doctor :   Consult a doctor if symptoms persist or recur.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   wavey vision
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   she had wavey virson
Doctor :   Wavey vision can occur due to disturbances in the retina - probably vascular.
Doctor :   Again such symptoms are not concerning, if only transient.
Doctor :   Fundoscopic examination is warranted if symptoms persists/recur.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Are you with me?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   I have to close the window as you are not responding.
User :   hello there my mum was saying she had wavey vision today while at work and what could have caused that...
User :   hello anyone there
User :   hello there while mum was at work she had very wavey vision and very very worried it could be a brain tumour. she said it was like a mirgarine but didnt have the bad headache!!
User :   please help ASAP
User :   ANYONE THERE!!!
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