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A 32-year-old member asked:

can double vision be caused by concussion?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes, did this happen: To you? You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Possible symptoms include: visual changes, headache/ pressure of head, inability to recall what happened, dizziness, decreased coordination, ringing in the ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea or vomiting & extreme fatigue. If this happened to you please seek medical care.
Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Yes: One mechanism is brain swelling affecting e.g. The sixth cranial nerve making the affected eye lag.
Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Yes: Concussions are hard to diagnose because the symptoms vary from person to person. The only thing that is consistent is that imaging (mri/ct) is negative. See a doctor if your symptoms are worsening or not improving to make sure that nothing else is going on.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

How long can double vision last for after concussion?

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Dr. Alan Westeren
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Variable duration.: Dependent on myriad variables such as severity concussion/contusion, damage to one or more muscles or nerves supplying the muscles that move the eyes or swelling/edema in eye or orbit, or fractures in the bony orbits around the eyes which may restrict normal eye movements after trauma to the head and orbits.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Double vision a possible symptom of a concussion?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Possible: If you have had a head injury and now have double vision, call 911 and proceed to the nearest E.R.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

Will wearing an eyepatch suppress double vision? I suffered a concussion recently and have double vision, will wearing an eyepatch help?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Double vision most likely happened from imbalance eye muscles from your trauma. If there is a muscle issue then closing one eye helps to eliminate double vision. Pls make sure to be examined by an ophthalmologist for an eye exam and evaluation.

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