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Can Astigmatism Cause Double Vision
M19. 4 weeks ago started having slight double vision.Both eyes. Letters on tv slightly raisedlooks like ghost. Also see rays of light. Optometrist said I have astigmatism in one eye.Causes? 20/20 vis.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Myopic w/ astigmatism & ms, i've had increasing double vision despite being treated w/ tysabri. 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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