Vertical heterophoria, a binocular vision disorder, has some surprising symptoms including anxiety, headaches and dizziness. Additional symptoms include light sensitivity, neck ache, head tilt, facial pain, an unsteady feeling while walking and motion sickness.
Given the range of symptoms, patients often seek out help from doctors specialized in head and neck pain such as neurologists or ENT doctors. They may also go to ophthalmologists. However, testing results may come back as normal for the standard tests performed by these doctors, while the patients continue to experience nagging symptoms that do not go away. Anxiety can be very difficult to remove once triggered.
Headaches and dizziness are also often associated with head trauma or conditions caused by accidents, without looking deeper into pre-existing conditions such as vertical heterophoria.
Who Can Diagnose Vertical Heterophoria
Being properly diagnosed so that you can identify the source that causes any headaches and dizziness that you are experiencing, is important. To identify and treat vertical heterophoria, your doctor must be specially trained and have the proper equipment to do so. The good news is that nagging symptoms can be lessened or eliminated with the proper prismatic correction in a simple pair of glasses.
If you are experiencing such symptoms and you are not able to stop or alleviate these symptoms on your own or through treatment from a doctor, it is time to visit a specialized doctor who is trained in treating vertical heterophoria and similar conditions.
At the Neuro Visual Center of New York, our team specializes in binocular vision disorders like VH. We can help you identify and treat your condition so that you see better and no longer experience painful symptoms. Our patients have seen dramatic improvements in their quality of life on a daily basis through our treatment and care.
Get Treated by an Expert
Dr. Cheryl Berger Israeloff is our primary physician at the Neuro Visual Center of New York. Dr. Israeloff has over 20 years of direct experience in optometry. She is specially qualified to treat symptoms such as headaches and dizziness because of her experience in treating eye misalignment. Dr. Israeloff also spends time with patients to educate them and answer any questions and concerns about any eye conditions they may be experiencing.
The only doctor in New York to have received specialized training in the treatment of superior oblique palsy and vertical heterophoria, Dr. Israeloff trained under Dr. Debby Feinberg of Vision Specialists in Michigan.
Give us a call at (516) 224-48883 to find out more, schedule your appointment and get help right away!
Hello my husband was diagnose with vertical some times he get the vertical 3 times a day nothing help him ? I don’t like to see him in pain how I can help him?
Cheryl Berger Israeloff says
He should first see an ENT or vestibular therapist to rule out inner ear causes of vertigo.
Shane Del Castillo says
Ive had pain behind my left eye sort of above it and experiencing pain and lots of pressure. Dizziness started almost a year ago. Went to multiple neurologist and did 6 mri. Also ear nose sinus. Physical therapy. Chiropractic. Nothing still pain and dizziness. Also tried medication. Nothing. Any guess?
Dr. Cheryl Berger Israeloff says
Please see an eye doctor.