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What causes double vision?

What causes double vision?

Muscle imbalance: The most common cause is muscle imbalance between the eyes. If this is the cause then covering each eye will eliminate the double vision. If you cover each eye and it is still blurry, you most likely need glasses. An eye care professional can correct these problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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What cause double vision ?

What cause double vision ?

Many causes: Temporary doubling can occur from drug overdose, alcohol, and other drugs. Constant double vision can occur from trauma, muscle paralysis, vascular events in the brain and breakdown of fusion. Doubling in one eye can be caused by astigmatism, cataracts and certain corneal changes. Best to see your ophthalmologist if you have this problem ...Read more

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What causes double vision at near distances within a short time, there is no problem with eyesight the opthalmalogist says, could it be vascular probl?

What causes double vision at near distances within a short time, there is no problem with eyesight the opthalmalogist says, could it be vascular probl?

Palsy : A superior oblique palsy can cause this. The most common cause of a palsy is a micro vascular occlusion from diabetes or hypertension. Glasses and large difference in prescription between the two eyes may cause double also when looking down through the reading portion. If micro vascular it usually resolves within 3 months. ...Read more

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What causes double vision after cataract surgery?

What causes double vision after cataract surgery?

Many possible causes: If the double vision is in just the operated eye, then the cornea or implant has a problem. If the double vision occurs only with both eyes open, then there is a misalignment issue. Your ophthalmologist should be able to sort this out. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes double vision 2 weeks after cataract surgery?

Double vision: Double vision after cataract surgery can be due to: imbalance of refraction (glasses rx) or eye muscles between eyes; uncovering of misalignment of eyes from youth/birth; if injection used before surgery, can rarely be from eye muscle damage. New eye glasses Rx helps in most cases depending on cause & severity. Majority resolve in >1mo. See eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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What usually causes double vision in adults?

Depends: Is the double vision with one eye open or both eyes. If you have double vision that goes away with either eye closed, this is a more serious condition. This is cause many things including a stroke, inflammation, infection, or growth in the eye socket. If a person has these types of symptoms, they should see an eye doctor as soon ass possible. ...Read more

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What would cause double vision when looking to the side both ways?

What would cause double vision when looking to the side both ways?

VADouble to the side: Horizontal diplopia ( images look doubled side to side not on top of one another) when looking to extreme side most likely a weakness of lateral rectus muscles, born with or acquired types. Sometimes a neurologic condition ms or uncontrolled diabetes or blood pressure . If recent onset definite see an md eye doc for help. ...Read more

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What would cause double vision when looking to the side both ways?

What would cause double vision when looking to the side both ways?

6th nerve lesions: The lateral rectus muscle moves the eye to the side. When this is not working well, you will see double when trying to look to the side. Many neurological disorders can affect the 6th nerve. A thorough neurological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What can cause double vision and dizziness?

What can cause double vision and dizziness?

Many things..: Some benign and some dangerous things (for example stroke) can cause these symptoms. The diagnosis depends on clinical history and physical exam as well as selected testing. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden double vision?

Many causes: Potentially very serious symptom which needs prompt evaluation by an ophthalmologist or neurologist. Possible causes are cranial nerve palsy, tumors, thyroid disease, muscle problems like myesthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis. Less serious causes are possible too. ...Read more

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What can cause physiological double vision?

What can cause physiological double vision?

Vision: This may represent an eye muscle imbalance that you are able to control. It also can be associated with a refractive error. An ophthalmologist can sort out the answer for you. ...Read more

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What might cause sudden double vision and vision deterioration?

What might cause sudden double vision and vision deterioration?

Many things : Sudden onset diplopia and vision loss can be a sign of increased intracranial pressure, intracranial mass, intracranial bleeding, neurodegeneration, vitamin toxicity, drug toxicity, infection, inflammation, trauma, and many more things. It calls for an immediate assessment from your doctor and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness, double vision, ringing in my ears?

What can cause dizziness, double vision, ringing in my ears?

Papilledema: A condition of high pressure in the brain can cause your symptoms. See a neurologist right away to have an exam. An ophthalmologist should look at your optic nerves to see if they are swollen. ...Read more

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What are some causes for double vision?

What are some causes for double vision?

Double vision: Double vision can be due to an optical problem of the eye such as uncorrected astigmatism, or due to an eye alignment issue which can be caused by many problem including cranial nerve palsied, myasthenia, or a problem in the orbit such as thyroid eye disease or an orbital mass. Seeing an eye doctor can help to distinguish between these possible causes. ...Read more

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What causes a headachr w/ double vision?

What causes a headachr w/ double vision?

Double vision: New onset double vision should be evaluated immediately, as there are a large number of neurological and vascular causes, some of them life threatening. With headache present as well, this would be an appropriate use of an er. They would be able to do all necessary testing and have all specialist referrals available to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes double stacked vision only at night?

What causes double stacked vision only at night?

Double vision: The most common cause of double vision is misaligned eyes. Misalignment that causes "stacked" vision is less common, and should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my double vision?

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 when you turn or tilt your head? Does it last all day, or just for a short time? How long have you noticed it? It also helps to see what it looks like. Hope that helps! ...Read more

Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Double Vision (Definition)

When two separate images which are displaced in space are perceived at the same time due to a ...Read more