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A 40-year-old member asked:

does double vision indicate glaucoma?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Typically, double vision can either be an eye alignment problem/brain problem or some type of refractive problem in the individual eye (monocular double vision) such as astigmatism, cataract, retinal wrinkle, etc. So glaucoma patients can have a problem that causes double vision, but double vision does not indicate glaucoma.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Normally no: Rarely, you could have central loss, splitting your central vision, and patients have described a sort of a double vision from one eye. But 99.9% of the time, it indicates other problems like lazy eye, or cataracts, or rarely stroke and aneurysm. Best to get it checked out.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Usually not: Double vision is usually caused by an eye muscle problem or a nerve problem controlling the eye muscles. In rare cases monocular diplopia or seeing double out of one eye could be related to cataracts. Otherwise the only way to get double vision from glaucoma would be to have a defect in the central vision of both eyes, called split fixation, very rare in and in advanced glaucoma.

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Is my glaucoma likely to get worse during my pregnancy?

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Yes and No: According to the glaucoma research foundation, glaucoma among pregnant women may actually improve. It is important to be aware of the changes that are going on in your body during pregnancy and how they could affect your eyesight. In general, eye pressure actually tends to decrease in pregnant women, possibly due to the body’s hormonal changes. This may be beneficial to some women with glaucoma.
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Pbm in brain not eye: The term cortical vision impairment implys that there is a problem with the brain cortex (outer cell layer) that interprets the imput of the eye and visual nerve inputs.This is similar to having a good video camera, cables and system but the no screen to display the input in a way you can understand it.
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If I have chamomile tea if I have glaucoma?

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Dr. David Kira
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A 53-year-old female asked:

Vision due to old age?

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Could a tonsillectomy have caused my vision/hearing problems?

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Complications: Hearing problems can be associated with adenotonsillectomy. Infection can set in causing matoiditis or periostis. Perforated tm can happen or irritation to the facial or auditory nerve. Visual problems this practitioner is not familiar with.

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