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Peripheral double vision

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Ask your primary: care doctor about referral to a neurologist & an ophthalmologist, an M.D. eye doctor, for further evaluation of your unexplained symptoms.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Probably neither: Visual migraine usually lasts longer than 10 seconds, and while a TIA is possible, this would be uncommon in a 26 yo. Contact your ob/gyn about this,... Read More
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Check B.P NOW!: Have your OB md check your blood pressure to make sure that it is not elevated and causing brain swelling(edema). A 2nd cause is pituitary swelling du... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Turknett
Neurology 21 years experience
It depends: There are many different causes of double vision. In many cases, it can be fixed by treating the underlying cause. In cases where it can't be fixed by... Read More
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Dr. Mark Silverberg
27 years experience
Usually: Most cases of double vision can be fixed with prisms and/or eye muscle surgery.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
33 years experience
Depends: On what is causing your problem. This is a condition that needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to see what's going on. It can be quite seriou... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Diplopia: Doubling of vision can occur for many reasons. The most common is misalignment of the eyes which can be from trauma or damage to nerves leading to th... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Needs evaluation: If you have the onset of doubling recently it can be a symptoms of tumor, aneurysm, trauma or a stroke. Double vision is uncomfortable, usually intol... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
In most cases,: Yes. But more importantly, has the cause be determined. Double vision can be sign of significant, even lethal, disease. See a physician if this a n... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Turknett
Neurology 21 years experience
Seeing two images: Diplopia, or double vision, is when someone sees two images when there should only be one. It most commonly results from the eyes not being aligned, w... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology 55 years experience
Many reasons: Double vision has many causes. The most common cause is eye fatigue in someone who has differing focal lengths in the two eyes. However, many other ca... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
More info: More info is needed to give an answer. Are the two images side by side or up and down? Does it get better when you close one eye? Does it get worse... Read More
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