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Causes Of Monocular Diplopia
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
Extra images from ey: Most visual doubling is when the two eyes are out of alignment (strabismus). But some conditions cause extra images from one eye including uncorrected astigmatism, cataracts, macular distortions and corneal disturbances. Most of these can be treated successfully by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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
Hello! I've had bilateral monocular diplopia for 16 years, but I also have intermittent binocular diplopia, when things get too close to me. At these times, the image switches between the two, making me nauseous. After 12 years of visiting the opthalmolog
Can't Answer: Please rephrase question that needs to be answered. Cannot answer the question in the information provided. ...Read more
Monocular Diplopia, halos, and glare. Ghosting images, blurry far away. 3 eye doctors said eyes healthy, MRI said brain healthy. What could it be?
Monocular Diplopia: Monocular Diplopia is almost always due to something in that eye: cataract (PSC), irregular astigmatism (send us copy of your Pentacam), irregular nerve (send us copy of your nerve photos and HRT and HVF), and/or tear film abnormality (send us copy of your Lipiscan). Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more
I have monocular and binocular double vision meaning covering any eye doesn't make a difference, what does this mean the cause could be?
Double vision: True binocular diplopia is due to misalignment of the eyes. This can be due to a CNS or PNS lesion. "Double vision" in just one eye is ALWAYS an eye problem, NEVER a brain or nerve problem. So one is nervous system, the other is eye. These are very important diagnostic distinctions. "Eye" is what ophthalmologists do; "nervous system" is what neuro-ophthalmologists do. ...Read more
Patch one eye: Each eye sees a different world. The brain usually fuses the images and gives you a sense of depth. If the difference is too much, you will see double (diplopia). Just cover up one eye so the brain gets only one image. The cause is usually an eye muscle problem or brainstem lesion. You need a thorough neurological evaluation. ...Read more
Can myasthenia cause diplopia that last for 14 days constantly or does it only cause fleeting symptoms?
Neuro-opthalmologist: The real question is whether or not a cause can be identified. It is unusual to have diploplia start de novo with no history of trauma. There are a host of different types of diploplia that can range from upward vs side to side diploplia vs individual eye diploplia, for example. The causes can range from tumor to ms to idiopathic. A good evaluation by a neuro-opthalmologist can help. ...Read more
Are there any ways to reduce diplopia caused by divergence insufficiency other than using prisms in glasses? (I.e. Exercises to do?)
Work w/ good Dr.: Find an experienced eye doctor and discuss the possibilities. Many adults are not able to correct such problems w/out prisms. I'm one. Ask about contact lense therapy and even surgical options too. I agree - it would be great to find exercises that work. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recent Diplopia diagnosis (suppression & insufficient convergency) Have not determined cause. Interested in having MRI results reviewed. Thank you ?
MRI results: These should be reviewed with you by the doctor who ordered the test. New onset of diplopia requires a medical evaluation. An ophthalmologist is your best bet for this. ...Read more
I am having a diplopia for the 2nd time in my life, and the doctors don't have a clue. What can cause a "serial" diplopia? The diplopia is biinocular. Funny thing is that last time it was horizontal and now it is vertical.
Last time it passed in a few mon
Diplopia: Diplopia has many causes and you need further evaluation by an eye doctor. Diabetes, hypertension and other systemic disease can cause microvascular damage causing damage to the nerves to eye muscles and resultant diplopia. Myasthenia gravis should also be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do lesions have to be in brainstem to cause acute diplopia lasting 14 days in MS or is it a general sympton anyway?
Relapse: Do you have MS? or is your problem cerebrovascular disease associated with PFO and maybe paradoxical emboli?? If there is diplopia in MS, lasting 2 weeks, this would be a relapse, and area of inflammation would be usually in brainstem, and maybe visible on MRI. Diplopia is NOT a general symptom in MS and varies from pt to patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers