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Adult amblyopia related headaches

03/01/2010

Question:

I am 28 years old and since last two years i have been suffering from trerrible forehead pressure, spaced-out feeling just above my nose between the eyes. Concentrating on any work triggers this pressure also. It dull sort of headache present every time. With addition to that i have floaters and zig zag lines as well when i am in bright light specially.

I consult eye doctor he said where corrective lenses this might help with headaches. As it is not corrected by lenses, headaches still lasts.

Are there any specific steroids to overcome this issue?

Thanks

Answer:

If a current glasses prescription did not reduce or eliminate your headaches, they are probably being caused by a medical condition.

See your family physician for a specific diagnosis and treatment plan. If he or she cannot find a definite cause for the headaches, you may need to be referred to a headache specialist (a neurologist) for additional testing like CT or MRI scans of the head. 

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Response by:

Robert D Newcomb, OD, MPH, FAAO Robert D Newcomb, OD, MPH, FAAO
Professor Emeritus of Clinical Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University