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Recurring Double Vision
A diagnosis of pseudotumor cerebri, 2 spinal taps within normal limits, 2 sets of prisms, recurring headaches, dizziness, double vision. What's next?
I fell down on the ice 12/20/2014, started having double vision about two weeks later. Is this because of the fall?
Many causes: Potentially very serious symptom which needs prompt evaluation by an ophthalmologist or neurologist. Possible causes are cranial nerve palsy, tumors, thyroid disease, muscle problems like myesthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis. Less serious causes are possible too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle imbalance: The most common cause is muscle imbalance between the eyes. If this is the cause then covering each eye will eliminate the double vision. If you cover each eye and it is still blurry, you most likely need glasses. An eye care professional can correct these problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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