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as long as i don't see light, my vision is fine. why does light give me double vision?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Light sensitivity: Light sensitivity may be due to several problems. People with iritis have a red, light-sensitive eye(s). People with cataracts can cause glare and light sensitivity. People with migraine headaches are often light sensitive. Certain medications may cause light sensitivity. If you are still having there problems, and if sunglasses don't solve the problem, see your local ophthalmologist.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
It should not: Double vision that is not constant may be normal. Fatigue, stress and strain can cause the double vision to temporarily appear. If the double vision does not resolve within a few minutes of being in lights or is a recent development, you should see an eye doctor.

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What is cortical vision impairment (cvi)?

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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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How can cataracts affect our vision generally?

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Gradually decreases: Cataracts are a gradual clouding of the lens of the eye. When the lens becomes clouded it is difficult to see clearly. The vision clarity decreases over months to years to the point where someone can be virtually blind if the cataract remains untreated. Surgical removal of the cataract with implantation of new lens will correct the vision.
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What one can do if he or she already has lost some vision from cataract?

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Surgery: When it's visually significant, and vision can be improved, then cataract surgery is recommended. Otherwise avoid uv exposure, don't smoke, etc.
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Ophthalmology 27 years experience
when it's visually significant, and vision can "not" be improved, then cataract surgery is recommended. otherwise avoid UV exposure, don't smoke, etc.
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A 53-year-old female asked:

Vision due to old age?

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Presbyopia: Most people have trouble focussing closely as they get older. Changes in vision from cataracts and/or macular degeneration are also very common. Any sudden change in vision should be evaluated promptly since all of the above occur gradually.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Could a tonsillectomy have caused my vision/hearing problems?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
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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