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Occasional Double Vision
I've had headaches for over a month and I've had a occasional stiff neck also occasional double vision. What are possible issues? And what do I do?
What to do if I feel constantly thirsty and fatigued, and experiencing occasional double vision and other symptoms?
Many causes: Temporary doubling can occur from drug overdose, alcohol, and other drugs. Constant double vision can occur from trauma, muscle paralysis, vascular events in the brain and breakdown of fusion. Doubling in one eye can be caused by astigmatism, cataracts and certain corneal changes. Best to see your ophthalmologist if you have this problem ...Read more
Cause?: Do you know your diagnosis? Many reasons for double vision - from congenital strabismus, internuclear ophthalmoplegia, brain tumors, meningitis. .. Best person to answer this in your particular case is a neuro-ophthalmologist (rare to find, there are only a few hundred in the country). May need to ask your md to refer you to the nearest medical school. ...Read more
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
Depends: In adults, double vision occurs from a breakdown of the coordination between the eyes. If this is due to a loss of the brain coordination centers work, then prisms can be helpful. If it is due to muscle paralysis, then prisms usually do not work, but some forms of surgery may help. In extreme cases, patching may be the only option. Check with your ophthalmologist for visual doubling. ...Read more
Double vision causes: 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 is potentially more serious. ...Read more
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
Diplopia: Diplopia means that either one eye alone or both eyes together are not seeing a clear sharp image. There can be overlapping images or separate images. Common causes of monocular diplopia are astigmatism, cataracts and corneal abnormalities such as keratoconus. Binocular diplopia is usually due to neurological problems that cause misalignment of the two eyes. ...Read more
Diplopia: Seeing two images most commonly occurs when the eyes are out of alignment. This can occur from nerve, muscle or tissue damage from trauma, or vascular accidents. Doubling can occur in one eye from astigmatism, lens opactities and macular disturbances. See your ophthalmologist for the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Many reasons: Double vision has many causes. The most common cause is eye fatigue in someone who has differing focal lengths in the two eyes. However, many other causes are possible, ranging from trivial to quite severe. If these episodes occur in the absence of eye overuse, get checked out by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
More info is needed to give an answer. Are the two images side by side or up and down? Does it get better when you close one eye? Does it get worse when you turn or tilt your head? Does it last all day, or just for a short time? How long have you noticed it?
It also helps to see what it looks like. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Double vision: Double vision can be due to an optical problem of the eye such as uncorrected astigmatism, or due to an eye alignment issue which can be caused by many problem including cranial nerve palsied, myasthenia, or a problem in the orbit such as thyroid eye disease or an orbital mass. Seeing an eye doctor can help to distinguish between these possible causes. ...Read more
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
Depends: Double vision can be caused by internal problems with the eye or with misaligned eyes. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to determine why you have double vision and the options to treat it. ...Read more
Depends: Is the double vision with one eye open or both eyes. If you have double vision that goes away with either eye closed, this is a more serious condition. This is cause many things including a stroke, inflammation, infection, or growth in the eye socket. If a person has these types of symptoms, they should see an eye doctor as soon ass possible. ...Read more
Possibly: First newly acquired doubling of vision is very annoying as the world then appears doubled and the true image therefore is not possible to be understood (may have to patch one eye to see comfortably). Secondly you need to identify the cause as that could be from something, particularly in the brain, which might be serious for your health. ...Read more