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Sure, “Retinal Migraine” Sounds Wicked, But It’s No “Earache My Eye”


Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has been experiencing blurred vision recently and it had been speculated that it was due to the return of anxiety problems that have plagued Votto since his father’s death last summer. Thankfully (I guess), according to an eye doctor Votto visited, the cause of the blurred vision is believed to be something called a “retinal migraine,” which doesn’t sound pleasant at all. From Fanhouse:

The official line from Dusty Baker and the Reds is that this issue is unrelated to Votto’s previous anxiety problems, but when asked directly about it Votto didn’t rule that out. Doctors have told him it’s a stress-related issue and Votto admitted that it could be indirectly related to the anxiety issues stemming from his father’s death last August. The fact that he’s back in the lineup so quickly is a good sign for both him and for the Reds, though, so it seems unlikely there’s much to worry about right now.

Votto has been having a great season thus far for the Reds, batting .316 with 18 home runs and 59 RBI.

Here’s hoping for the best for Votto. Get well soon.

And for those of you young whippersnappers out there who do not get the reference to “Earache My Eye,” a video of the Cheech & Chong classic is conveniently located after the jump.

oey Votto’s Blurred Vision Caused by ‘Retinal Migrane’ [Fanhouse]