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Why I don't get double vision?

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

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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Why would I have double vision?

Why would I have double vision?

Mono vs binocular: One way to test yourself: cover either eye with your hand. If the double vision is still present with one eye occluded, then this is "monocular diplopia" and rarely neurologically threatening. Most causes of monocular diplopia are optical: astigmatism, cataracts, macular pucker etc. However, if the double vision disappears with either eye covered, this can be more serious & need to see eyemd. ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes have double vision?

Why do I sometimes have double vision?

See your doctor: Any number of things can cause you to have double vision, some of which can be serious, such as ms. You should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I be treated for double vision?

How can I be treated for double vision?

Exam by eye md: First it is crucial to rule out serious neurological disease that can cause diplopia. If stable, prisms in the glasses are the easiest method. Surgery to the eye muscles can also help. Some exercises like pencil pushups can be useful for intermittent diplopia ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have double vision?

What does it mean if I have double vision?

A few possibilities: Double vision can be in one eye alone (monocular) or can be present only when both eyes are open (binocular). Monocular diplopia can be caused by dry eyes, cornea injury, cataracts and other conditions. Binocular diplopia is caused by misalignment of the eyes, and can be seen in strokes, diabetes, aneurysms, strabismus and injury to name a few. See a doctor immediately to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I sometimes have double vision is this bad?

I sometimes have double vision is this bad?

Double vision: I can be a sign of a larger issue. I would get it evaluated by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Double vision when I look at something from up close?

Double vision when I look at something from up close?

Depends on how close: Could be convergence insuficiency, or, you are looking at things too closely. Check it out at the eye doc. ...Read more

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How do I know if I'm experiencing double vision or not?

You will know: If you are seeing two of every object, you are having double vision. If so, you should be evaluated by your eye doctor or general doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I had double vision only once and now its gone?

What to do if I had double vision only once and now its gone?

Forget it: If you had one episode that disappeared and recurrence has not been experienced, it may be a temporary unimportant issue. If it recurs, and especially if it lasts longer, then there might be some concern. ...Read more

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I feel like I have nearsidness with a little bit of double vision?

I feel like I have nearsidness with a little bit of double vision?

Needs assessment.: Recommend Ophthalmology evaluation to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more

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I see double vision and having speeching problem what does it mean?

I see double vision and having speeching problem what does it mean?

A medical emergency: If these are new symptoms and came on rather fast, I would suggest getting to the er fast--call paramedic (don't drive yourself as you are not seeing well). I fear that you possibly having a stroke at this time. Other neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis may cause same, but I would not take that chance at this time. Please get evaluated asap. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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How long till my double vision goes away? How can I make it go away?

See an eye doctor: Double vision requires an eye doctor evaluation to determine the cause, course, and possible treatment (as some causes can be serious). Please see an eye doctor sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had double vision only once and now its gone?

What do you advise if I had double vision only once and now its gone?

Not a problem: If you had one episode that disappeared and recurrence has not been experienced, it may be a temporary unimportant issue. If it recurs, and especially if it lasts longer, then there might be some concern. ...Read more

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Had double vision twice within 3 months. I am 74. what would cause that?

Had double vision twice within 3 months. I am 74. what would cause that?

Double Vision: Diplopia, double vision, means you need to see your doctor. There are a number of causes for this, some more serious than others. It is important that you get a medical work up to identify what is happening even if it passes. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When I look at something from up close the background turns double vision.?

You have two eyes: When you focus on something up close your eyes turn in. This allows you to see the object clearly. However images coming from the distance to appear double. ...Read more

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Why do I have double vision when I drive at night; especially looking at headlights?

Why do I have double vision when I drive at night; especially looking at headlights?

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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As long as I don't see light, my vision is fine. Why does light give me double vision?

Light sensitivity: Light sensitivity may be due to several problems. People with iritis have a red, light-sensitive eye (s). People with cataracts can cause glare and light sensitivity. People with migraine headaches are often light sensitive. Certain medications may cause light sensitivity. If you are still having there problems, and if sunglasses don't solve the problem, see your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have aniexty for a month and half now I have double vision for 2 weeks now?

What to do if I have aniexty for a month and half now I have double vision for 2 weeks now?

See eye doctor: Anxiety does not typically cause double vision. You should see your eye doctor to rule out causes of double vision. It could be as simple a new glasses prescription or something that needs further work up and treatment. Please do not ignore it. ...Read more

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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