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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


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Help me out i think i m suffering from vertical diplopia? What are some treatment options?

Help me out i think i m suffering from vertical diplopia? What are some treatment options?

See your eye doctor: Any type of double vision is a reason to see an ophthalmologist. There is really no home remedy type treatment. Double vision can be a sign of serious problems and needs to be addressed quickly. ...Read more

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What is treatment of diplopia if you're not wanting surgery?

What is treatment of diplopia if you're not wanting surgery?

Prism or patching: Most important is to establish the cause of the double vision. Once we know the cause, options for treatment are: 1). Addressing the underlying cause, 2). Prism power in the glasses lenses, 3). Covering one eye, or 4). Eye muscle surgery. This depends on how much the eyes are misaligned, whether the findings are stable or changing, and the patients preference. ...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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Can thyroid be the reason for diplopia. Is it curable. What could be the the possible treatment?

Yes : Thyroid disease and orbitopathy is one of the many causes of diplopia. As tissues within the orbit enlarge from the disease process they can cause the globe to shift which can lead to dipolopia. Treatment depends on the stage of disease and can include oral medications, surgery and glasses. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of double vision?

Careful evaluation: Double vision has many causes. If it as a result of misalignment of the eyes, then examination by an ophthalmologist or neurologist is appropriate. Careful investigation is required. Once the cause has been found, and if the diplopia persists, prisms can be incorporated into glasses to correct the double vision. Occasionally sugery is required to reposition the eyeballs. ...Read more

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I have double vision and floaters for more than 10 years without any treatment. Should I get a treatment after so long?

I have double vision and floaters for more than 10 years without any treatment. Should I get a treatment after so long?

Vision changes: Hello, Absolutely. Have your vision and eyes checked by your Opthomologist. Retina changes may be slowly occurring. Some injury may be irreversible if left untreated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for double vision when you have an orbital fracture?

What is the treatment for double vision when you have an orbital fracture?

Observe/operate: Following an orbital fracture there can be some temporary swelling and muscle trauma that can lead to double vision. This swelling can lead to temporary double vision. This should resolve within a week or so. If not surgery will most likely be required. ...Read more

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How to cure diplopia?

How to cure diplopia?

Find the cause: See a neuroophthamologist or neurologist and find the cause. You may need special glasses or sometimes, and operation. ...Read more