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I have been having double vision out of my left eye what can cause that and should I be concerned?

I have been having double vision out of my left eye what can cause that and should I be concerned?

Immediate evaluation: I would suggest that since your optic nerve runs from your brain to your eye, that you get IMMEDIATE OPHTHALMOLOGY EVALUATION to rule out eye or brain disease. ...Read more

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


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What does sudden onset double vision in the left eye mean? I am a 76-year-old man.

What does sudden onset double vision in the left eye mean? I am a 76-year-old man.

You : You need to be sure that the double vision is only in one eye. Cover your left eye and see if it is single, then cover the left one and do the same. If you only have double vision with both eyes open, it is most likely a problem with a nerve controlling one eye movement muscle. This is seen most often in diabetic patients, and those with high blood pressure. So if your double vision is only with both eyes open, you need to see your primary care doctor.

If the double vision is truly only in the left eye, then you may have a problem in the retina in the back of your eye. For this problem, you need to see your ophthalmologist, and have the dilate that eye. ...Read more

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I woke up in the morning I hade double vision in my left eye. The day before I put my phone in dark box and watched movies. This is the reason?

I woke up in the morning I hade double vision in my left eye. The day before I put my phone in dark box and watched movies. This is the reason?

Not related to movie: I do not think your watching a movie had anything to do with your double vision. I would see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible to determine if you had a retina detachment. ...Read more

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Suddenly can't see out of eye the other day I was watching tv and I started having double vision. Then the next day I woke up and my left eye was blurry and I couldn't see out of it at all. I've been getting migraines my entire life and a few hours after

Suddenly can't see out of eye the other day I was watching tv and I started having double vision. Then the next day I woke up and my left eye was blurry and I couldn't see out of it at all. I've been getting migraines my entire life and a few hours after

The : The symptoms are not typical for a migraine alone. You noted two distinct and dramatic symptoms (double vision, blur), separated in time, and I think you indicate a headache as well. More history will help to zero in on the problem, and if you were my patient I'd have you come in promptly (i.e. That day) to figure out what's going on. While migraine (which can change in presentation over time), loss of control of a pre-existing eye muscle imbalance, and/or surface irritation would be the most benign cause, other, time sensitive and potentially dangerous situations should be investigated immediately. You might have a vascular cause needing immediate attention (e.g. Transient ischemic attack, temporal arteritis or other inflammations) or other issues. My advice: see your eye md asap. ...Read more

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My left pupil is larger than right. Also, I get double vision a lot when tired, and my left eye is crossed. Hit head and also have hemi cp left?

My left pupil is larger than right. Also, I get double vision a lot when tired, and my left eye is crossed. Hit head and also have hemi cp left?

Consult an eye doc: Please consult an ophthalmologist ASAP. For how long do you have these symptoms? Is it getting worse with time? You will through exam and history to help with your diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm 17. I haven't worn the glasses in six months. I am now having a double vision after playing with the phone and I am suffering from pain and noise flashes in my left eye. So what is the reason?

I'm 17. I haven't worn the glasses in six months. I am now having a double vision after playing with the phone and I am suffering from pain and noise flashes in my left eye. So what is the reason?

MIsallignment of eye: When wearing your glasses to treat a crossing eye, if you stop wearing them, your eyes will tend to cross, especially when you read. Your brain, which hates double vision, suppresses it by working overtime and straining to avoid seeing double. They get sore and finally give up the effort. Wear your glasses or get some contacts from your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can a left choroidal fissure cyst of 12mm affect vision in left eye. Blurry and double vision on and off.

Can a left choroidal fissure cyst of 12mm affect vision in left eye. Blurry and double vision on and off.

Not likely: Cysts of the choroid fissure or plexus are a common finding and totally asymptomatic. If you have optic neuritis this is something a neurologist and ophthalmologist need to be following. It can be a symptom of possible multiple sclerosis. It can be from other causes. Did you have an MRI with and without contrast? If they are looking for MS they will do additional images — to find lesions ...Read more

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Why do I have pain in the left side of my face and forehead, along with double vision in my left eye, after having a top filling done?

Why do I have pain in the left side of my face and forehead, along with double vision in my left eye, after having a top filling done?

Facial pain: The trigeminal nerve provides sensation to the whole half of the face. A filling in your tooth could have irritated a branch of this nerve. See your eye doctor to explore the reason for the double vision. ...Read more

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I keep having double vision on my left eye and its kinda painful and red. Can it be because I have a lazy eye? I had a pink eye last week.

I keep having double vision on my left eye and its kinda painful and red. Can it be because I have a lazy eye? I had a pink eye last week.

See an ophth: It is very hard to answer your question with the information given. If you truly have double vision in one eye (aka monocular diplopia) it could be a problem with the retina or the way the eye is focusing. If it is binocular (both eyes open) then it could be related to your lazy eye, or could be sonething more serious. The best answer is that you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My right eye won't look up and is very sore. I can get it to focus if I try but it hurts. What should I do? I spent a long weekend that included sleep deprivation. I looked in the mirror an even through my double vision I can see that my left eye looks up

My right eye won't look up and is very sore. I can get it to focus if I try but it hurts. What should I do? I spent a long weekend that included sleep deprivation. I looked in the mirror an even through my double vision I can see that my left eye looks up

Double vision: You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine why your eyes don't move normally. This could be due to an inflammatory process in the eye socket, thyroid related eye disease, a mass in the eye socket or a neurological problem like myasthenia. ...Read more

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Orbital tumor or thyroid problem? My left eye is bulging 1mm. Eye aches, but no vision loss/double vision. I'm only 19 & I'm worried about a tumor?

Orbital tumor or thyroid problem? My left eye is bulging 1mm. Eye aches, but no vision loss/double vision. I'm only 19 & I'm worried about a tumor?

Go to Doctors: Set up appointments with a Primary Care Physician and an eye Doctor. Blood tests and examinations can solve this bulging dilemma. ...Read more

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My left eye is poking out 1mm. Eye doc wants me to get thyroid tested. Eye aches, but no vision loss/double vision. What are chances it's a tumor?

My left eye is poking out 1mm. Eye doc wants me to get thyroid tested. Eye aches, but no vision loss/double vision. What are chances it's a tumor?

Low chance of tumor: At 1mm difference It's more likely to be idiopathic (one eye may be more nearsighted -thus larger- and protrude 1mm) or due to an abnormal thyroid level (either too high or too low). I would recommend thyroid levels be checked along with a visual field test of your peripheral vision and an MRI or CT scan of your "orbits" to check for tumor or enlarged musces from abnl thyroid. Unlikely a tumor ...Read more

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What are the chances of me having an orbital tumor/brain tumor w/ 1mm left eye bulge? No vision loss & no double vision. Thyroid results normal.

What are the chances of me having an orbital tumor/brain tumor w/ 1mm left eye bulge? No vision loss & no double vision. Thyroid results normal.

Left eye bulge: It is hard to believe that you can accurately tell 1mm difference between your two eyes.
Since you are concerned I suggest you make an appointment to see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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After a myriad of gradually onset problems (double vision in left eye, memory problems, dizziness, headaches etc) my doctor said my mri showed a brain lesion. I have an appt with a neurologist but not for a while. What could this mean??

After a myriad of gradually onset problems (double vision in left eye, memory problems, dizziness, headaches etc) my doctor said my mri showed a brain lesion. I have an appt with a neurologist but not for a while. What could this mean??

Could be anything: When I write my radiology reports, I don't expect the ordering doctor to ONLY say, "You have a brain lesion, see this guy/gal." The MRI report should have been discussed with you in more detail.
If the ordering doc had no idea what the radiologist was describing, he/she should have called the radiologist directly before your office visit.
See the neurologist soon and get this cleared up. ...Read more

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Hello! I have an acquired hypertrophia because I got hit in the eye. My left is misaligned but I don't have double vision but just a very rare blurry?

Hello! I have an acquired hypertrophia because I got hit in the eye. My left is misaligned but I don't have double vision but just a very rare blurry?

Consult with us: A consult will help us determine if your eyes are truly misaligned or something else in they eye is causing blurry vision (i.e. Need new glasses, cataract, glaucoma). Otherwise, see your eyeMD ...Read more

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Eye open. If my left is open it gets blurry and I have double vision. Why does it get blurry?

Eye open. If my left is open it gets blurry and I have double vision. Why does it get blurry?

Dry eye: You are likely experiencing dryness of the ocular surface causing your symptoms. Try frequent artificial tears, ointment at night, warm compresses, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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My father is experiencing double vision (quality: with both eyes open) change in his left pupil direction. Possibility of 3rd nerve damage?

My father is experiencing  double vision (quality: with both eyes open) change in his left pupil direction. Possibility of 3rd nerve damage?

See specialist: Double vision of sudden onset needs a work up,to determine the cause. Then, you can make a correct diagnosis, and treatment plan ...Read more

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I am experiencing double vision (quality: with both eyes open) and headache (occurred: 1 – 3 hours) (side: front, left) (worsened by: bending forward, routine activity) (quality: sensation of pressure or fullness, feels sharp or stabbing, throbbing sens

I am experiencing double vision (quality: with both eyes open) and headache (occurred: 1 – 3 hours) (side: front, left) (worsened by: bending forward, routine activity) (quality: sensation of pressure or fullness, feels sharp or stabbing, throbbing sens

Migraine?: Being female and at your age, I suspect that you may be suffering from a migraine attack. On the other hand, having new-onset migraine for the first time at your age requires a neurologic evaluation. Contact your family physician or a neurologist ASAP if this is the first time you have ever experienced these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a mucous retention cyst in the left maxillary sinus cause headaches, double vision and selling around the eyes?

Can a mucous retention cyst in the left maxillary sinus cause headaches, double vision and selling around the eyes?

Most would not: Much mucus retention cysts are often first diagnosed as asymptomatic findings on panoramic radiographs taken in a dental office. If a mucus retention cyst is large enough whereby it occupies enough volume in the maxillary sinus, it could potentially contribute to all the symptoms you are inquiring about. Further evaluation of your symptoms would be recommended. ...Read more

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What is fusion? I had alternating binocular vision before surgery and no double, now I have diplopia after eye muscle surgery (left eye) 4 months ago.

What is fusion?  I had alternating binocular vision before surgery and no double, now I have diplopia after eye muscle surgery (left eye) 4 months ago.

Fusion: Is the ability to take the image from each eye and put them together into one image in the brain. If you had alternating vision (there is no such thing as alternating binocular vision), you likely do not have fusion. Fusion can only develop in children, not in adults. Talk to your eye surgeon about getting prism in your glasses to reduce the diplopia. ...Read more

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33 yr old F, left temporal severe pain, L eye pain, double vision, nausea, face pain, scalp tender to touch only direct pressure helps. Thoughts?

33 yr old F, left temporal severe pain, L eye pain, double vision, nausea, face pain, scalp tender to touch only direct pressure helps. Thoughts?

Headache + eye pain: I am concerned with your symptoms of unilateral headache, visual changes, and scalp tenderness. At 33 y of age, not likely to be a vascular disease. Diagnoses to consider include orbital infection (cellulitis), optic neuritis (inflammation of the optic N.); disorders of the facial nerve (5th nerve, trigeminal neuralgia). Middle ear infection could also be considered. Migraines & headache dz's too. ...Read more

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Suffering from double vision, image on top of image, seems to occur after extreme physical exertion, what's going on? Was in a car accident 3 yrs ago and suffered a head injury to the left side of my head. When I had my first few episodes since the accide

Suffering from double vision, image on top of image, seems to occur after extreme physical exertion, what's going on? Was in a car accident 3 yrs ago and suffered a head injury to the left side of my head. When I had my first few episodes since the accide

Double vision: Many conditions can cause double vision, some of them can be related to a car accident. A bad injury can affect one of the nerves that controls vertical eye movement. This is common after an orbital bone fracture. There are also some medical conditions that cause double vision. Some of these are neurological, some are related to high blood pressure or diabetes. Hard to make a diagnosis here. ...Read more

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Starts with severe pain left side of head/face and progresses to high bp140/90 shakes vomit ft numb stomach pain nausea double vision. No history. Why?

Starts with severe pain left side of head/face and progresses to high bp140/90 shakes vomit ft numb stomach pain nausea double vision. No history. Why?

Sounds like: Possible variant MIGRAINE. Cluster headches are one variety. TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA another The double vision/Gi symptoms are a bit "troublesome" At any rate ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a referral to a Neurologist who specializes in HEADACHES.... There are multiple medications which deserve a trial however your co-existing medical issues eg Depression MUST be TAKEN into consideration!
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Am i seeing double because of tired eyes? How to tell if it's actually double vision?

Am i seeing double because of tired eyes? How to tell if it's actually double vision?

Confirm yourself: Test for doubling by covering one or the other eye and seeing if the doubling disappears. There are a few conditions that can double one eye alone, but these are uncommon. If you are tired and the eye(s) have a tendency to drift, then doubling might occur due to the drift. If this is troubling or persistent, have your ophthalmologist check it out. ...Read more

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Am I cross-eyed if I see double vision?

Am I cross-eyed if I see double vision?

Maybe: You could have esotropia or exotropia if the images are horizontally displaced. You should see a pediatric ophthalmologist. They see adults with strabismus or double vision problems. ...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