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Causes Of Sudden 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
Common cause for sudden drastic blurring of vision in both eyes, onset of dizziness with nausea, headaches, ringing ear in a 62 yo diabetic male?
Acute stroke: B"sd serious buisness. First thing to think about is a brainstem stroke with is a minutes count emergency. Other possiblity would be labyrinthitis, which can be very symptomatic with vertigo, nausea and vomiting. Would the presume that the patient is already under emergency care and IS getting better ...Read more
Optic neuropathy : This is a classic symptom of ischemic optic neuropathy although it usually occurs in the upper visual fields . Other possibilities include retinal detachments , arterial occlusions of the retina, infections, and autoimmune disease of the retinal vascular system. The list is extensive and this just names a few ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short or long term?: The leading cause of correctable vision loss is cataract. Glaucoma causes a slowly evolving loss if unresponsive to treatment and causes much vision loss especially in the third world. The two major causes of uncorrectable loss are diabetes and macular degenration. Diabetes loss is prevalent in the 60's (and younger) while mac degen affects a more elderly age group. ...Read more
See doctor ASAP : Tbe symptoms sound like a neurology problem. Double vision is almost always a problem with the nerves from brain to the eyes, cranial nerve 3, 4, 6. Dizziness or vertigo almost always related to balance system connected to cranial nerve 8. Ringing of ears is related to hearing also nerve 8. Anatomy wise nerve 6 and 8 in proximity. Gradenigo syndrome affects 6 and 8 but also 5. See neurologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could be causing occasional and temporary severe blurriness in peripheral vision in one of eyes?
Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
What would cause sudden onset dizziness, loss of control of hands, sweats and vision distortions?
Lack of oxygen: In a stroke, brain areas that are essential to function such as language and movement are deprived of oxygen and nutrients. These areas stop functioning soon after blood flow stops. If flow is not restored promptly, these portions of the brain will be permanently damaged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes very rapid decline in vision to the point of needing glasses for astigmatism and farsightedness?
See an eye doctor. : Well, lots of things cause vision loss but the fact it seems correctable is good. You should see a eye doctor to really see for sure but, given your age, the two most likely culprits are cataracts and presbyopia. Usually cataracts give people better near vision initially but not always. Presbyopia, or aging of the lens, is most likely and necessitates reading glasses and sometimes distance glasses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Randomly dizzy with temporary loss of vision - became blurry vision and slurred words. Now loss of vision in 1 eye which is slowly coming back?
The symptoms you: describe are a medical emergency. Please go to your emergency department for treatment and future prevention. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes: Besides affecting your visual acuity, cataracts can also cause a halo effect around light sources making it difficult to see in low light conditions such as when driving. Your ophthalmologist can assist you in deciding when it's appropriate to remove your cataracts and replace your intraocular lens. It's a very common & low risk procedure, typically performed as an outpatient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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