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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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19m. What's the cause for very slight double vision even when covering both eyes individually? Is it serious

Monocular Diplopia: The only two possibilities for double vision with one eye are uncorrected astigmatism or dry/irritated eyes. You would only know which is any of these is the cause by an eye exam, see your eye care doctor. ...Read more

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19 m over last 3 weeks have had slight double vision when looking at lit lettering (tv) exit sign. Even when both eyes covered. 20/20 vision causes?

Double: There are many reasons for double vision.... Your eyes may dry out when watching tv... Your eyes may be slightly misaligned... You may need glasses... You may have astigmatism. In any case, please see your local eye doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing double vision (quality: with both eyes open) and dry eyes.

I am experiencing double vision (quality: with both eyes open) and dry eyes.

See Eyedoc: Hi JennieR. The new onset of double vision in a 22-year old woman needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. High on the list of possible causes are alcohol and drug side effects, thyroid eye disease, diabetic 3rd nerve palsy, myasthenia gravis, atherogenic and neurogenic 6th nerve palsy, MS. Dry eyes can be seen in all of these conditions. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Why does my head feel tension and pressure in both eyes with a bit of double vision?

Number of things: This can be from something as simple as a migraine to something more serious. With the double vision, I'd talk to your doctor very soon to make sure that this is not something serious. ...Read more

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I am experiencing double vision (quality: with both eyes open). If this is a side effect of symbalta, what are other similar drugs? Also, on neurotin

Double vision: I am experiencing double vision (quality: with both eyes open). If this is a side effect of symbalta, what are other similar drugs? Also, on neurotin. ANS: double vision may be a serious sign of something bad going on in your head. I would discuss with your Dr and be seen. ...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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Does pseudotumor cerebri cause double vision out of one eye, or out of both eyes?

Does pseudotumor cerebri cause double vision out of one eye, or out of both eyes?

Monocular diplopia: Can occur with pseudotumor. It is rare. Transmission of raised intracranial pressure forward through the CSF space surrounding the optic nerve can cause papilledema and this can sometimes cause a distortion in the shape of the retina that produces two images in part of the visual field from one eye. I saw my first case of this in 1989 as a neurology resident rotating through neuro-ophthalmology. ...Read more

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My father is experiencing double vision (quality: with both eyes open) change in his left pupil direction. Possibility of 3rd nerve damage?

My father is experiencing  double vision (quality: with both eyes open) change in his left pupil direction. Possibility of 3rd nerve damage?

See specialist: Double vision of sudden onset needs a work up,to determine the cause. Then, you can make a correct diagnosis, and treatment plan ...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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I am experiencing double vision (quality: with both eyes open), eye movement problem (quality: jerking movements, slow eye movement), arm weakne...

I am experiencing double vision (quality: with both eyes open), eye movement problem (quality: jerking movements, slow eye movement), arm weakne...

Diplopia: New onset of double vision at any age requires an answer and / or explanation. The major cause is different per age group. See an ohpthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing shaking hands or tremor, skin turning blue, double vision (quality: with both eyes open), difficulty breathing?

I am experiencing shaking hands or tremor, skin turning blue, double vision (quality: with both eyes open), difficulty breathing?

See Internist: Your symptoms involve multiple systems and can be due to many things, from hyperthyroid Graves Disease to anxiety. Please see your family doctor or Internist for more personalized care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My husband is reporting double vision if both eyes are open, normal if one eye closed. He feels dizzy. Meds are zetia, paxil, testosterone, lunesta (eszopiclone).

My husband is reporting double vision if both eyes are open, normal if one eye closed. He feels dizzy.  Meds are zetia, paxil, testosterone, lunesta (eszopiclone).

Conjugate gaze: Your husband could have a problem with conjugate gaze -- meaning that when he looks at something with both eyes, they are not moving in synch. This can come from certain brain problems and he needs to be seen by a physician. If this came on suddenly, he needs to be seen emergently because it could be a stroke. ...Read more

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Diplopia is worse this time last time it was only in left gaze thi time it is in both eyes. Last time it wss resolved. Is it resolve this time as well.

Multiple causes: There are multiple causes for double vision, you do not mention a head injury or any other symptoms so I assume there are none. It is poss that you were born with a weak muscle n you are now unable to contro it. Other causes could be a diabetic or thryoid prob, then we get into a neurological eval which would be more extensive. See an ophthalmologist if it does not resolve. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have temporary double vision in one eye?

Probably: If temporary and does not recur, double vision in one eye is usually due to a tear film issue that is corrected with blinking or artificial tears. If only one eye but more constant, then could be astigmatism, cataract, epiretinal membrane, or some other monocular cause. ...Read more

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What causes temporary vision loss in one eye for a few seconds- no longer than 1 minute. History of pulsatile tinnitus, daily headaches, double vision?

What causes temporary vision loss in one eye for a few seconds- no longer than 1 minute. History of pulsatile tinnitus, daily headaches, double vision?

As previously stated: I do believe I answered this question because I remember seeing your smiling picture.....if that's you sending the question from "down under!" LOL

You describe symptoms seen in patients with IIH (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension). But please, don't keep us in suspense. Let's have an appointment and get more information? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to make appointment ...Read more

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How can I make my eyes stop seeing double vision?

How can I make my eyes stop seeing double vision?

Exam: You need and exam to answer this question. You may be able to just wear glasses or contacts. You may need surgery. Also, sometimes exercises can help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have vertical double vision in both my eyes.?

What to do if I have vertical double vision in both my eyes.?

Seek evaluations by : An ophthalmologist, not an optometrist, by your primary physician &, possibly, by a neurologist. Adult-onset binocular diplopia can be from systemic or neurological disorders. Diplopia, or double vision, is the simultaneous perception of two images of a single object, displaced vertically in your case. Both eyes function, but can't converge to target the object at which you direct your gaze. ...Read more

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Am i seeing double because of tired eyes? How to tell if it's actually double vision?

Am i seeing double because of tired eyes? How to tell if it's actually double vision?

Confirm yourself: Test for doubling by covering one or the other eye and seeing if the doubling disappears. There are a few conditions that can double one eye alone, but these are uncommon. If you are tired and the eye(s) have a tendency to drift, then doubling might occur due to the drift. If this is troubling or persistent, have your ophthalmologist check it out. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a double vision in both the eyes, and it is not going evenafter putting glasses please help?

What to do if I have a double vision in both the eyes, and it is not going evenafter putting glasses please help?

Consult a eye doctor: You may have a palsy of one of the cranial nerves causing dysconjugation of gaze. A formal eye exam will be able to rule out a nerve injury as a cause of the symptom. If it is a nerve injury, it may be temporary & treatable with an eye patch over the affected eye for a period of a few weeks. Ultimately, you need to consult a specialist for a full eval to determine the cause & the right treatment. ...Read more

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Had double vision for approximately 10 minutes. My wife said my eyes were dancing back and forth. What are possible causes?

Had double vision for approximately 10 minutes. My wife said my eyes were dancing back and forth. What are possible causes?

Double vision: It is difficult to answer this question directly without knowing your age and general health issues. This could represent a tia, a transient ischemic episode. I would suggest that you have this evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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In this morning when I woke up I had slight double vision, blur and my eyes didn't come back to normal till the time of this question?

In this morning when I woke up I had slight double vision, blur and my eyes didn't come back to normal till the time of this question?

Diplopia: Double vision, or diplopia, can be a sign of a serious underlying neurological problem. It also can happen under conditions of extreme fatigue, or alcohol or drug use If you see double when one eye is closed, then it is usually an optical problem inside the eye not a neurological problem. If you have double vision that persists, see a neurologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pressure on eyes and when I close my eyes, look down and open eyes I get bad double vision. Is this concerning or just something small?

See ophthalmologist: Closing your eyes breaks up the binocular vision and may bring out a drifting of the eyes called a phoria. This would give you momentary double vision. See an ophthalmologist. Glasses or eye exercises may be needed. ...Read more

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When I turn my eyes to the right I have double vision how can I improve it?

When I turn my eyes to the right I have double vision how can I improve it?

Double vision: Double vision can be due to many issues and some of these can be serious or life-threatening. Your description could be due a right abducens nerve palsy. You need to go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I opened my eyes wide and I had double Vision for a minute or two and went away is it normal to happen?

Muscle imbalance: When you strain your eyes to open widely, you are changing the neural input to the muscles that align your eyes. For some people that have a delicate balance in their alignment this can temporarily upset fusion and create double vision. ...Read more

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Does double vision cause your eyes to spread apart. Such as a lot of space between eyes. Eyes far apart?

Need Examination: Double vision is an important sign of a problem. If you have double vision and/or deviation of the eyes you need to see a Doctor immediately. ...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