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Doctor insights on: Duration Of Double Vision After A Concussion

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How long can double vision last for after concussion?

How long can double vision last for after concussion?

Variable duration.: Dependent on myriad variables such as severity concussion/contusion, damage to one or more muscles or nerves supplying the muscles that move the eyes or swelling/edema in eye or orbit, or fractures in the bony orbits around the eyes which may restrict normsl eye movements after trauma to the head and orbits. ...Read more

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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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Can double vision be caused by concussion?

Can double vision be caused by concussion?

Yes, did this happen: To you? You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Possible symptoms include: visual changes, headache/ pressure of head, inability to recall what happened, dizziness, decreased coordination, ringing in the ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea or vomiting & extreme fatigue. If this happened to you please seek medical care. ...Read more

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Will wearing an eyepatch suppress double vision? I suffered a concussion recently and have double vision, will wearing an eyepatch help?

Will wearing an eyepatch suppress double vision? I suffered a concussion recently and have double vision, will wearing an eyepatch help?

Yes, eyepatch helps: Double vision can arise from head injury if the eye muscle, nerve, or housing (orbit) has been damaged. Accurate diagnosis is needed, so see an opthamologist ASAP. Eye patches, alternated every 15-30 minutes will control this annoying symptom but not fix the problem. Tincture of time, Botox, fresnel lenses, muscle strengthening or orbital repair all can fix depending on cause ...Read more

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Did anyone ever get blurry eyes or double vision from a slight concussion?

Yes: A concussion is similar to a bruise of the brain, and it can cause it to temporarily lose the ability to keep both eyes working together. If the double vision is constant, you should be evaluated by an eye doctor or general doctor. ...Read more

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How long can double vision last for?

How long can double vision last for?

Depends on cause: This will depend on the cause of the double vision and can be from seconds to permanent. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have been having dizzy spells that do not last long but involve double vision at the time and i woke up in the middle of the night.

I have been having dizzy spells that do not last long but involve double vision at the time and i woke up in the middle of the night.

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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High blood pressure , headache + double vision. checked over at a+e and given painkillers. How long approx will double vision last?

High blood pressure , headache + double vision.  checked over at a+e and given painkillers. How long approx will double vision last?

See an eye doctor: Too little information to tell. Anywhere from the time it takes to put on prism glasses if it is a 6th nerve palsy to several months or years of anti VEGF injections if you have macular edema from a retinal vein occlusion or diabetic retinopathy. If it is from high intracranial pressure due to a brain tumor.....well, you get my drift....... Go see an eye doctor ASAP. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...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