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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 corrective lense fix double vision or ghosting after lasik operation?

Can corrective lense fix double vision or ghosting after lasik operation?

Yes: Yes. A rigid gas permeable or hybrid contact lens will likely correct this issue. You should see your corneal surgeon to make sure something else is not causing this issue. ...Read more

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I have double vision and nearsightedness, will lasik do any good for me? My vision improves 70 % with glasses but i get a hard time focusing anything.

Probably not: There are two issues that need specific answers, one is do you really have double vision(that is seeing two separate or partially overlapping images and not just ghosting or blur) and if so, what is the cause? The second is to find out why your vision only improves 70 per cent with glasses. Until then you should not have lasik. ...Read more

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Can diplopia be a risk if lasik?

Can diplopia be a risk if lasik?

Rare: Diplopia can occur after lasik in very rare cases. If someone has history of prior diplopia or a current phoria, the risk of diplopia is slightly higher. If it is does occur, it can be treated and resolved. ...Read more

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Can diplopia rule you out if considering lasik?

Possibly: If it is not corrected with a glasses or contact lens prescription, then it needs to be evaluated and treated prior to lasik surgery. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have double vision often when I am wearing my glasses?

Is it normal to have double vision often when I am wearing my glasses?

Usually not.: Unless there is a big difference in the prescription between the two eyes, you should not experience double vision when wearing your glasses. There may be a problem with the way that the glasses were made or the prescription itself. It could also be something unrelated to the glasses. Your complaint warrants further investigation by the individual who prescribed your glasses. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have double vision while writing or reading or watching tv for long in dark?

It can be.: Many people will have some degree of misalignment between their two eyes when fatigued. This is called a phoria. It is normal. Patients will experience double vision temporarily, but should easily be able to eliminate the double vision by "refocusing". Double vision that does not go away or happens frequently is abnormal and should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have double vision even after having eye muscle surgery?

Is it normal to have double vision even after having eye muscle surgery?

Depends: Right after surgery or has it been awhile? If eye muscle surgery was supposed to correct it but did not, then could be under/over-corrected, or could have alignment issues in more than 1 direction that was only partially treated, or other causes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience double vision while inebriated?

Yes: People often lose fusional ability when fatigued. This can also occur after head trauma and other neurological events. ...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

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