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Can you get double vision but in one eye?

Can you get double vision but in one eye?

Yes: The common form of doubling is when the eyes are misaligned with each other. If the doubling occurs in one eye only the following must be looked for and dealt with: 1) higher degrees of astigmatism 2) corneal aberrations 3) lens opacities that are not uniform 4) retinal (macular) wrinkling. See your ophthalmologist who can sort this out and recommend the best correction. ...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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Is double vision in one eye normal? Please advise!

Is double vision in one eye normal? Please advise!

No: Also, double vision is usually the result of having eyes that don't converge on the same focal point. Hence "double vision". Would see an eye doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have temporary double vision in one eye?

Is it okay to have temporary double vision in one eye?

Probably: If temporary and does not recur, double vision in one eye is usually due to a tear film issue that is corrected with blinking or artificial tears. If only one eye but more constant, then could be astigmatism, cataract, epiretinal membrane, or some other monocular cause. ...Read more

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Double vision only on the things I don't pay attention to if I cover one eye I see blurry?

Double vision only on the things I don't pay attention to if I cover one eye I see blurry?

Need to have an eye: Sometimes blurry vision is confused with double vision. See you eye doctor soon. ...Read more

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I've suddenly developed double vision in one eye. Why is this happening and how can I stop it?

Monocular diplopia: Or double vision in only one eye is rare. It can occur in certain stages of cataract and also with ocular trauma. To know exactly why it is happening and how to deal with it, please see your eye specialist or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have double vision when I look at something from far away. When I close one eye my vision is fine but when they are both open I see two images.

Your double vision: Your double vision is called Diplopia and represents a vertical or horizontal misalignment of the eyes.

You should get an eye exam to determine the underlying cause and treatment ...Read more

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Had brief episode of sudden, severe double vision. I blinked my eyes & It persisted. Went away after a few minutes. Did not close one eye then other.

Exam: You should see your ophthalmologist and probably an internis or neurologist to evaluate your symptoms. I would worry about hypertension, diabetes as possible but would want to rule out any ocular muscle imbalances too. More serious condition considerations would require more elucidation of your symptoms. An exam is essential. ...Read more

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3 days ago I woke with double vision, last night my family noticed one eye is going crossed. I've never had any problems with my vision before. Shou?

3 days ago I woke with double vision, last night my family noticed one eye is going crossed. I've never had any problems with my vision before. Shou?

Neuroophthalmologist: One eye turning inward (esotropia) in a 51 year old sounds like it could be an isolated 6th nerve palsy. While this is likely a mini-stroke of one of the abducens nerves to one of the lateral rectus (extraocular) muscles, it could be the sign of high blood pressure, diabetes, or even a space-occupying intracranial lesion. See an ophthalmologist or neuro-ophthalmologist. An MRI or ct is possible. ...Read more

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Without my glasses on, and if I cover one eye I see double vision?

Without my glasses on, and if I cover one eye I see double vision?

Normal: This is normal if the problem resolves when you put on your glasses. If it does not, see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Without my glasses on, if I cover one eye I see double vision. Is this normal?

Without my glasses on, if I cover one eye I see double vision. Is this normal?

Yes: If it resolves with your glasses on. If not, make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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One of my eyes sometimes involuntarily turn inwards, causing double vision. Should I go to the doctor?

One of my eyes sometimes involuntarily turn inwards, causing double vision. Should I go to the doctor?

Yes: Double vision should be evaluated to check for the cause. Intermittent esotropia may not be a problem, but best to determine that with an eye care provider first -- may be a peds or neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have double vision on things I don't pay attention to. When I close one if I see blurry is this dry eye?

Is that 2 questions?: If you close one eye and its blurry, it could be dry eye, but it could also be a number of other issues. Dry eye typically also has associated ocular discomfort (such as a foreign body sensation, burning, or light sensitivity).

The double vision issue is different. Is it true double or is it like a ghost image?

You should probably see and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Lately I've been noticing yellowing in my eyes as well as double vision randomly (I need to close one eye to read something).?

Lately I've been noticing yellowing in my eyes as well as double vision randomly (I need to close one eye to read something).?

Seek medical help: Yellowing of the eyes is never normal and often signifies to us that something may be going on with your liver- also known as jaundice. Sudden and random double vision is also not a normal occurrence. I am honestly concerned about the use of amphetamine as you list here, as this could possibly cause both of these symptoms. How long have you been taking it? I highly encourage a visit to your doctor ...Read more

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29 yrs old, active. Laid down for bed, experienced double vision for 5 sec. Pillow had covered one eye prior to me lifting head to look around. Worry.

29 yrs old, active. Laid down for bed, experienced double vision for 5 sec. Pillow had covered one eye prior to me lifting head to look around. Worry.

No worries: If this is the only episode of this you have had I would not worry about it. If it becomes a recurring problem, see an eye doc.

Very likely this was related to the pillow.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Had (1 eye) double vision &headache 11-12 months ago...Seen a neuro and MRI w/clear results went away by self. Now yr later blurry in one eye?

Had (1 eye) double vision &headache 11-12 months ago...Seen a neuro and MRI w/clear results went away by self. Now yr later blurry in one eye?

See your doctor....: Not knowing your age or medical history makes answering question difficult. You should certainly return and see an ophthalmologist and relate to him/her your previous history. An ophthalmologist would be best able to find out what is going on with the eye at this time. The double vision a year ago could be related. Check it out. ...Read more

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Does pseudotumor cerebri cause double vision out of one eye, or out of both eyes?

Monocular diplopia: Can occur with pseudotumor. It is rare. Transmission of raised intracranial pressure forward through the CSF space surrounding the optic nerve can cause papilledema and this can sometimes cause a distortion in the shape of the retina that produces two images in part of the visual field from one eye. I saw my first case of this in 1989 as a neurology resident rotating through neuro-ophthalmology. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of pupil dilation. Only in one eye with double vision, feels like there is pressure. Lasted about 5 mins. Frequent. Should I be concerned?

Sudden onset of pupil dilation. Only in one eye with double vision, feels like there is pressure. Lasted about 5 mins. Frequent. Should I be concerned?

Get medical consult.: Hello, sudden pupil dilation and visual disturbances are neurological symptoms that need to be addressed further. There is need to consult a Neurologist and probably imaging studies to evaluate/exclude conditions such posterior cerebral artery aneurysm, dural arteriovenous fistulas etc. Take care. ...Read more

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I have headaches, light sensitivity, tinnitus, during headache one of my eyes goes red +droopy I struggle to function tinnitus + double vision

I have headaches, light sensitivity, tinnitus, during headache one of my eyes goes red +droopy I struggle to function tinnitus + double vision

Be seen: I would certainly be seen and evaluated, an imaging study such as an MRI would be reasonable to rule out a number of possibilities including ms. If the MRI was negative and while there would be a number of possibilities, the diagnosis of a "complex" migraine would be a consideration. Should ultimately be seen and evaluated by a neurologist. ...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