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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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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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4 months out-still diplopia after horiz. Eye muscle surg. Am eso after exo out by 5-6 dp. Will i need further surgery? Was only 15+ dp exo-47 yrs. Old

4 months out-still diplopia after horiz. Eye muscle surg.  Am eso after exo out by 5-6 dp.  Will i need further surgery? Was only 15+ dp exo-47 yrs. Old

Tricky question: If your eyes were out of alignment for many years, then one or the other is supressed (unless you alternate). Strabismus surgery can bring the eyes to a cosmetically acceptable position in most cases but cannot establish fusion when there is long standing lack of fusion. Check with your strabismus surgeon about which category your eyes fall within. ...Read more

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What is fusion? I had alternating binocular vision before surgery and no double, now I have diplopia after eye muscle surgery (left eye) 4 months ago.

What is fusion?  I had alternating binocular vision before surgery and no double, now I have diplopia after eye muscle surgery (left eye) 4 months ago.

Fusion: Is the ability to take the image from each eye and put them together into one image in the brain. If you had alternating vision (there is no such thing as alternating binocular vision), you likely do not have fusion. Fusion can only develop in children, not in adults. Talk to your eye surgeon about getting prism in your glasses to reduce the diplopia. ...Read more

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Can double vision/lazy eye be cured with surgery?

Can double vision/lazy eye be cured with surgery?

Fixing allignment: If the eyeballs are not aligned properly, double vision will occur. The alignment can be modified by shortening one or more of the muscles that pull the eye into position as it moves. If this is done before the brain decides to stop accepting input from the "lazy" eye, vision can be improved. ...Read more

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Hi doc I just had cateract surgery on both eyes , my near vision is very good but I have double vision wen looking far , it is almost a mth since my s?

Hi doc I just had cateract surgery on both eyes , my near vision is very good but I have double vision wen looking far , it is almost a mth since my s?

Oh dear!: If your surgeon has not yet identified the cause, treatment and prognosis of the problem, you should seek a second opinion. Issues may be 1) surgical damage to an ocular muscle or nerve, 2) decentered or misplaced lens implant, 3) corneal damage, 4) induced optical error (astigmatism), 5) diabetes induced muscle weakness or nerve defect, or 6) something entirely unrelated to the surgery. ...Read more

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Have cataracts in both eyes 3 years - blurred/double vision - have to buy new glasses every 6 mod. Dr said cataracts not big enough for surgery yet. ?

Have cataracts in both eyes 3 years - blurred/double vision - have to buy new glasses every 6 mod. Dr said cataracts not big enough for surgery yet.  ?

Cataracts: Decision when to have cataract surgery depends on: how much glare/halos you have when driving at night if you drive at night (what did your glare test show?); effect on your activities of daily living; loss of best corrected vision; microscopic exam at slit lamp of cataract; other risk factors (pseudoexfoliation, glaucoma, diabetes & it's control= causes vision flux). See Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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Have a large orbital floor blowout with partial herniated inferior rectus muscle and extraconal fact. Have double vision when looking extremely down/up. Do i need surgery? Can i fully recover?

Have a large orbital floor blowout with partial herniated inferior rectus muscle and extraconal fact. Have double vision when looking extremely down/up. Do i need surgery? Can i fully recover?

Not usually: Blowout fractures with entrapment do not usually resolve on their own. In fact it should be taken care of as soon as possible because the entrapment can cause a loss of blood supply to the inferior rectus and cause double vision forever. Feel better. ...Read more

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I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why? My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.

I have double vision after cataract surgery in both eyes - why?
My dr. Has tried laser surgery to correct this, still have double vision.

Double vision: Double vision after cataract surgery can be caused by many issues such as residual refractive error, eye misalignment, corneal irregularity, decentration or tilt of lens implants, retinal swelling, or other issues. See your eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Daughter had strabismus surgery 2mo bk &still HS double vision.When'll it go away? Doc says she HS 8 prism inward squint in 1 eye fm 40 outward before

Daughter had strabismus surgery 2mo bk &still HS double vision.When'll it go away? Doc says she HS 8 prism inward squint in 1 eye fm 40 outward before

The results sound: Good. In eye muscle surgery the aim is to get the eyes aligned within 10 prism diopters. A person 4 years should be able to fuse the images together with this result. Ask the surgeon! ...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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Double Vision (Definition)

When two separate images which are displaced in space are perceived at the same time due to a ...Read more