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Can someone correct with an eyeglass lens, double vision caused by a cataract?

Can someone correct with an eyeglass lens, double vision caused by a cataract?

Double vision: Double vision in 1 eye (monocular diplopia) can occur with a cataract. New eye glasses help in some cases depending on cause & severity. See eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A cataract is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). The condition can worsen by long-term topical steroid ...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?

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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Have cataracts in both eyes 3 years - blurred/double vision - have to buy new glasses every 6 mod. Dr said cataracts not big enough for surgery yet. ?

Have cataracts in both eyes 3 years - blurred/double vision - have to buy new glasses every 6 mod. Dr said cataracts not big enough for surgery yet.  ?

Cataracts: Decision when to have cataract surgery depends on: how much glare/halos you have when driving at night if you drive at night (what did your glare test show?); effect on your activities of daily living; loss of best corrected vision; microscopic exam at slit lamp of cataract; other risk factors (pseudoexfoliation, glaucoma, diabetes & it's control= causes vision flux). See Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why? My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.

I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why?
My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.

Double vision: Double vision after cataract surgery can be caused by many issues such as residual refractive error, eye misalignment, corneal irregularity, decentration or tilt of lens implants, retinal swelling, or other issues. See your eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hi doc I just had cateract surgery on both eyes , my near vision is very good but I have double vision wen looking far , it is almost a mth since my s?

Hi doc I just had cateract surgery on both eyes , my near vision is very good but I have double vision wen looking far , it is almost a mth since my s?

Oh dear!: If your surgeon has not yet identified the cause, treatment and prognosis of the problem, you should seek a second opinion. Issues may be 1) surgical damage to an ocular muscle or nerve, 2) decentered or misplaced lens implant, 3) corneal damage, 4) induced optical error (astigmatism), 5) diabetes induced muscle weakness or nerve defect, or 6) something entirely unrelated to the surgery. ...Read more

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But doc my father has myopia and catract and specs and foggy vision and I have started with double vision...help me?

But doc my father has myopia and catract and specs and foggy vision and I have started with double vision...help me?

You need to see: an opthamologist. This is a doc who specializes in diseases of the eye. He/she will test and determine what is happening. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause double vision?

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?

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

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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


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