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What's the best treatment to get rid of double vision?

What's the best treatment to get rid of double vision?

Careful evaluation: Double vision has many causes. If it as a result of misalignment of the eyes, then examination by an ophthalmologist or neurologist is appropriate. Careful investigation is required. Once the cause has been found, and if the diplopia persists, prisms can be incorporated into glasses to correct the double vision. Occasionally sugery is required to reposition the eyeballs. ...Read more

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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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I have double vision and floaters for more than 10 years without any treatment. Should I get a treatment after so long?

I have double vision and floaters for more than 10 years without any treatment. Should I get a treatment after so long?

Vision changes: Hello, Absolutely. Have your vision and eyes checked by your Opthomologist. Retina changes may be slowly occurring. Some injury may be irreversible if left untreated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for double vision when you have an orbital fracture?

What is the treatment for double vision when you have an orbital fracture?

Observe/operate: Following an orbital fracture there can be some temporary swelling and muscle trauma that can lead to double vision. This swelling can lead to temporary double vision. This should resolve within a week or so. If not surgery will most likely be required. ...Read more

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I have a clear bubble in my Rt eye, double vision in that eye, tearing and burning. I have high pressure in eye, no diagnosis or treatment?

I have a clear bubble in my Rt eye, double vision in that eye, tearing and burning. I have high pressure in eye, no diagnosis or treatment?

Need OPHTHO: As described, it appears you may have at the least Glaucoma in the one eye if the "pressures" are high enough. You definitely have some condition with all your symptoms. See an OPHTHALMOLOGIST to get properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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What is treatment of diplopia if you're not wanting surgery?

Prism or patching: Most important is to establish the cause of the double vision. Once we know the cause, options for treatment are: 1). Addressing the underlying cause, 2). Prism power in the glasses lenses, 3). Covering one eye, or 4). Eye muscle surgery. This depends on how much the eyes are misaligned, whether the findings are stable or changing, and the patients preference. ...Read more

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Help me out i think i m suffering from vertical diplopia? What are some treatment options?

Help me out i think i m suffering from vertical diplopia? What are some treatment options?

See your eye doctor: Any type of double vision is a reason to see an ophthalmologist. There is really no home remedy type treatment. Double vision can be a sign of serious problems and needs to be addressed quickly. ...Read more

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Monocular diplopia associated with astigmatism--any treatment?

Monocular diplopia associated with astigmatism--any treatment?

Depends on cause: Most cases of monocular diplopia are caused by dysfunctional tear syndrome. The first step is to assess and treat tear film abnomality. Next common causes are lens abnormalities. Corneal irregularities also cause this most are obvious but some can only be discovered with computerized analysis of the cornea. Retinal edema can cause this as can optic nerve disease but with decreased vision. ...Read more

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Can thyroid be the reason for diplopia. Is it curable. What could be the the possible treatment?

Yes : Thyroid disease and orbitopathy is one of the many causes of diplopia. As tissues within the orbit enlarge from the disease process they can cause the globe to shift which can lead to dipolopia. Treatment depends on the stage of disease and can include oral medications, surgery and glasses. ...Read more

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What causes double vision?

What causes double vision?

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 more

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What cause double vision ?

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

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Can a double vision be cured?

Can a double vision be cured?

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

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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

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How do you treat double vision?

How do you treat double vision?

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

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Is it bad to have double vision?

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

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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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Could you correct double vision?

In most cases,: Yes. But more importantly, has the cause be determined. Double vision can be sign of significant, even lethal, disease. See a physician if this a new problem. ...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