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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

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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Hi I have been diagnosed with fybromyalgia and under active thyroid for six years, I have started to get double vision when tired! Is this normal?

Hi I have been diagnosed with fybromyalgia and under active thyroid for six years, I have started to get double vision when tired! Is this normal?

Multifactorial: Fibromyalgia is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors increase inflammatory chemicals which can cause pain and inhibit thyroid function. Double vision can be a serious problem. Have this checked out. ...Read more

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I get double vision sometimes when I'm very tired. What can I do?

I get double vision sometimes when I'm very tired. What can I do?

See an eye doctor: The brain keeps the two eyes working together so that each eye is looking at the same object. When some people get very tired, the control over the two eyes can temporarily slip, causing double vision. The usual treatment for this is rest and sleep. If this is new, or happening frequently, you should have a general eye examination. ...Read more

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Slight double vision when driving tired late at night. What is that?

Slight double vision when driving tired late at night. What is that?

Mild muscle weakness: Most common explanation would be a slight misalignment of the eyes when tired. This kind of double vision should go away when you close either eye. Other possible causes would not go away when one eye is closed. A type of glasses lens called prism may be able to help this symptom. You should be seen by an eye md for diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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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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For 1 1/2 month I have had zero appetite, I've lost 30 pound I've been making myself eat, and double vision and fatigue. What's could be going on?

Time to see doc: 30 pound weight loss in 1.5 months with double vision and fatigue worries me. Please see your doc or a clinic now to get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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My legs feel numb my hads shaky tired all the time n sometimes double vision?

My legs feel numb my hads shaky tired all the time n sometimes double vision?

Different causes: Would like to know for how long this is going on. Any neck or low back pain? Any headaches? If so, CNS pathology could be considered such as myelopathy, myelitis, MS, etc. Other things in differential :NMJ problem such as myasthenia or lambert eaton if bulbar symptoms like mouth drooling present. Neuropathies like guillan barre or miller fisher or myopathies could also be entertained. ...Read more

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For the past two weeks, I'm feeling very tired, dizzy, having double vision and having extreme thirst, what could it be?

For the past two weeks, I'm feeling very tired, dizzy, having double vision and having extreme thirst, what could it be?

Diabetes?: Could be many causes but one of the more common is diabetes. Would have it checked out since it has already been 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Really mild double vision that I tend to only notice on PC monitors. Eyes feel tired even after sleep. Vision seems a bit worse. Eye md said its fine.

Really mild double vision that I tend to only notice on PC monitors. Eyes feel tired even after sleep. Vision seems a bit worse. Eye md said its fine.

Convergence defect: This is probably something called convergence insufficiency. When we look at near targets our eyes need to move together or converge. Some people develop a weakness in this mechanism. Problem can be solved either with eye exercises to increase convergence or prism glasses. ...Read more

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Migraine for 4 months, tinitus when lying down, double vision, 1 blackout, blurred vision, fatigue what could this be?

Migraine for 4 months, tinitus when lying down, double vision, 1 blackout, blurred vision, fatigue what could this be?

Chronic migraine: There are many good medications for migraine treatment. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (triptans, topamax, (topiramate) etc) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Can m. Gravis present with sudden arm and leg weakness, fatigue, double vision when really tired and trouble swallowing? Gait problems as well.

Can m. Gravis present with sudden arm and leg weakness, fatigue, double vision when really tired and trouble swallowing? Gait problems as well.

Yes and no: These can be symptoms of myasthenia gravis; however, these can also be symptoms of other neuromuscular disorders as well. Best to see a neurologist and have a good work up to rule out conditions. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have MS? I have fatigue, anxiety, weight loss, hand tremors, double vision, tingling sensations, had a UTI.

Is it possible that I have MS? I have fatigue, anxiety, weight loss, hand tremors, double vision, tingling sensations, had a UTI.

See a neurologist: There could be several potential causes for your troubles and they may not be related to MS. I strongly recommend an appointment with a neurologist to get to the cause. ...Read more

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Terrible spasms in ribs at night, spine stiff, hips ache, feet numb and burn, major joints ache, double vision, right foot drag, fatigue. Causes?

Neuromuscular issues: It sounds like you need a thorough work-up to make clear the cause of these symptoms. Seeing a neurologist might be a good place to start - or if you have a bright family doctor who can at least get the 'ball rolling'. There are different possibilities that come to mind including Lyme disease, vitamin B12 deficiency, MS, uncontrolled diabetes, heavy metal poisoning, and more -hope you get help. ...Read more

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Does the person with diplopia get eyes tired easily?

Does the person with diplopia get eyes tired easily?

They can: Can be due to asthenopia from trying to maintain fusion. Depends on visual acuity of each eye and amount of diplopia. ...Read more

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I have been having double vision and can not get an erection?

Double vision: Double vision and inability to get an erection would suggest a problem with the pituitary gland, you need to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon for an evaluation and possible MRI of the pituitary gland. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to get double vision when zoning out?

Please advise if it's normal to get double vision when zoning out?

Yes: If you are zoning out and not focusing on something you eyes might drift inward or outward, which will give you double vision. ...Read more

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I get double vision when I stand up suddenly after working long hours. Is this normal?

I get double vision when I stand up suddenly after working long hours. Is this normal?

Blood pooling: You probably have some degree of blood pooling in the lower extremities which increases with the inactivity of prolonged sitting. When you stand up suddenly your upper body, and this includes the eye muscle coordination center in the brain stem, has a temporary loss of blood and this alters the function which for you causes a brief doubling of vision. Try getting up slowly/flex your muscles first. ...Read more

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Why I don't get double vision?

Diplopia: Doubling of vision can occur for many reasons. The most common is misalignment of the eyes which can be from trauma or damage to nerves leading to the eye muscles. Have you had an event from which one might predict you would get doubling of vision? You could ask about that in another question. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of double vision at night?

Possible cataract.: If you are experiencing what you describe as "double vision" only at night, especially when looking at headlights you are more than likely sufferring from "tmb." this stands for "too many birthdays." you are more than likely of an age where you might have aging cataracts in one or both eyes. The reflection of oncoming headlights off of the cataract can result in the symptoms that you describe. ...Read more

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I get double vision after being on the computer for so long. Is this normal?

I get double vision after being on the computer for so long. Is this normal?

No: You are probably straining your eyes too much. Appropriate computer glasses may help this. Regardless, this is a reason to see your eye doctor as the underlying cause may be much more serious. ...Read more

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For the past few days I am having a double vision (diplopia). What can I do to get rid of it?

Need to see doc.: Diplopia means an imbalance in the muscle function of the eye. This could be from a variety of issues (nerve damage, brain problems, and problems in the eye socket) all of which need investigation and explanation by a professional. ...Read more

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

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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Why do I get double vision and feel woozy after leaning my head back?

Circulation issue: The back of the neck contains the vertebral arteries, the blood supply to the back of the brain, hearing, balance and vision centers. Leaning your head back, if it consistently causes deficits in these functions might mean there is compromise to these arteries. You should see a neurologist to get started as this may be progressive and lead to permanent changes. ...Read more

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About a year ago I started having double vision. It really bothers me now, especially when I'm driving or watching a movie. How to get rid of it?

About a year ago I started having double vision. It really bothers me now, especially when I'm driving or watching a movie. How to get rid of it?

Answer is obvious: If your car was making a funny sound, would you think, "How can I get rid of that funny sound? " or would you think, "I need to take my car in to the mechanic to find out what's making that sound so HE can get rid of the sound"? It's just as true in medicine as in auto repair: First diagnosis, THEN treatment. How can you "get rid" of something when you don't know what is causing that something? ...Read more

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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

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Is it normal to get double vision by pushing on back of eyelid.?

Is it normal to get double vision by pushing on back of eyelid.?

Yes: You can induce astigmatism of the cornea which can cause double vision by pressing on the eye or eyelid. You can also stimulate retinal cells which will leave a scotoma or after image by pressing on the more posterior aspects of the eye. ...Read more

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How do I stop seeing double vision, or get my brain to ignore the shadow image?

Double vision: You need to see an eye doctor to determine why you have double vision before a treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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I get double vision and feel woozy after leaning the back of my head on pillow or couch back. What could be the cause of this?

Low blood flow: In some patients the blood vessels that run in the back of your neck to your brain (vertebral arteries) can be pinched by the spine, especially if you have arthritis. This can cause symptoms when you put your head back as the blood flow to your brain is diminished. It could also be caused by spasms of the muscles themselves. You should start by seeing your primary care doctor and getting an exam. ...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