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How does astigmatism cause double vision?

How does astigmatism cause double vision?

Out of focus: Astigmatism makes a misshapen image (changed in one axis) and thus can have blurred edges and appear doubled or ghosted. ...Read more

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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Astigmatism causes double vision?

It can: Astigmatism can distort vision enough to cause an image to double. There are many causes of double vision, though and some can be serious. If you are concerned, get examined. ...Read more

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What is the difference between double vision and astigmatism?

What is the difference between double vision and astigmatism?

Appearance: Double is usually two images separate either horizontally, vertically, or obliquely. Not necessarily blurred unless also uncorrected refractive error. Astigmatism is a refractive error causing slight distortion of an image in one direction. Depends on amount. ...Read more

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Myopic w/ astigmatism & ms, I've had increasing double vision despite being treated w/ tysabri (natalizumab). For correction, do I need ophthalmologist or neuro-op?

Myopic w/ astigmatism & ms, I've had increasing double vision despite being treated w/ tysabri (natalizumab). For correction, do I need ophthalmologist or neuro-op?

Depends: If your double vision goes away when you close either eye, it's a muscle problem and a neuro-oph would be best (though an ophthalmologist could always see you too). If the double vision seems to be only in one eye, then it is a refractive problem and you should see an ophthalmologist. Could be anything from needing glasses to having a cataract. ...Read more

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What are causes of vertical monocular diplopia? My mother & I have had this our whole lives. Most noticible at close range. I have slight astigmatism.

Likely astigmatism: Monocular diplopia (double vision when only one eye is open) really only has a few causes. Uncorrected astigmatism is probably the most common of these. Other causes can be things like cataract or dry eye disease. It's pretty easy for an ophthalmologist to figure out what is going on with you so it might be worth a visit. ...Read more

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Monocular diplopia associated with astigmatism--any treatment?

Monocular diplopia associated with astigmatism--any treatment?

Depends on cause: Most cases of monocular diplopia are caused by dysfunctional tear syndrome. The first step is to assess and treat tear film abnomality. Next common causes are lens abnormalities. Corneal irregularities also cause this most are obvious but some can only be discovered with computerized analysis of the cornea. Retinal edema can cause this as can optic nerve disease but with decreased vision. ...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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Why might my contact lens cause double vision?

Double vision.: The question to be addressed is, is this a new condition that has occurred with wearing of the contacts and do you also have it when you wear your glasses. The answer to these two questions is important for a proper explanation and assessment. I would suggest seeing an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes double vision while driving at night?

See eye doctor.: There are many possible reason. You need to see an eye doctor and be examined. ...Read more

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Sum times in night cause gjost image. Or when I spend much time on mobile. What can b the cause. A year before I had double vision that cured in30 day?

See opthalmol vs neu: you need to see a neurologist or ophthalmologist or both. These visual images could be related to something with your brain physiology or your eyes system. Ask your physician about giving you some help to see one of the specialist ...Read more

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Can nearsidedness cause eyestrain and double vision?

Can nearsidedness cause eyestrain and double vision?

Yes: Myopia, or nearsightedness, can cause blurred vision and eyestrain. Some people interpret blurred vision as double vision. Real double vision means seeing two of everything and is not caused by myopia. ...Read more

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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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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 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 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

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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 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 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 are common causes of permanent and sudden double vision?

What are common causes of permanent and sudden double vision?

Cranial nerve palsy: This should be evaluated by a doctor urgently. Often it can resolve, depending ion what caused it. ...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 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?

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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Had double vision twice within 3 months. I am 74. what would cause that?

Had double vision twice within 3 months. I am 74. what would cause that?

Double Vision: Diplopia, double vision, means you need to see your doctor. There are a number of causes for this, some more serious than others. It is important that you get a medical work up to identify what is happening even if it passes. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause double vision?

Not constantly: Yes, for a moment, usually with dizziness.
You are worth pinning this down; consult the physician who is your primary care physician; at your age & this symptom there are many causes for this. Ranging from relatively innocent to time is exquisitely important.
This is not to scare;rather please why take a chance?
Call tomorrow. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause double vision?

Possibly: Allergic eyes can have a buildup of mucus, which can cause a temporary double vision in the affected eye. If eye drops do not make the double vision disappear, then allergies are likely not the cause. Some allergy medication can cuase drowsiness, which in turn can cause some people to have temporary double vision, but any new and constant vision changes should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can double vision be caused by concussion?

Can double vision be caused by concussion?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Astigmatism (Definition)

An eye condition that causes blurry vision because the eye is unable to focus light to a point and thus unable to produce a sharp ...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