What causes persistent shaky vision and right earache post recovery from sinus infection?
Vision and vestibular rehab therapy, consider imaging too.
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I have read your question and understand your concerns.
The condition that you refer about your son's is known as vestibular neuritis that is usually seen after viral infection.
Since your son passed successfully ears examination and neurological evaluation didn't found any neurological disorder, the symptoms should subside with time.
Improvement needs combination of Vestibular rehabilitation therapy with vision therapy.
If Herpesvirus is found / suspected as the culprit, antiviral treatment with acyclovir may be needed.
However, in my opinion, to confirm that there are no structural lesions, since there is ear pain too, such inner ear infection, mastoiditis and a few other conditions that may cause these symptoms, imaging studies such brain MRI is needed.
These issues should be discussed with a Pediatrician that deals with neurological or ENT disorders.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
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Vestibular neuritis is a feature of post viral syndrome.
Welcome back and thanks for being on follow up.
Probably Doctors referred with other words to vestibular neuritis when they mentioned post viral infection syndrome.
It is a condition assessed mainly by evaluation of clinical data.
Vision therapy aims to improve vision skills such as eye movement control and eye coordination. It is carried out by Optometrists.
Vestibular rehab therapy is an exercise-based program primarily designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness (if any) and gaze instability. It is carried out by ENT specialists.
Exercises used by both therapies can be done initially at specialist office and can be continued subsequently at home.
Hope this helps.
Most cases resolve in few weeks.
Symptoms improve in most cases within few weeks.
Only few cases experience recurrence of episodic symptoms longer.
A brain MRI could give additional valuable information about your son's actual underlying condition.
Hope this helps.
Spreading of infection for example.
Underlying condition may be for example spreading of viral infection into mastoid cells or inner ear.
This possibility should be evaluated further / excluded because of the ear pain.
Hope I helped you.
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