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What does it mean if you have double vision? Is this a neurological condition?

What does it mean if you have double vision? Is this a neurological condition?

Can be: Binocular double vision typically indicates an eye alignment issue, which can be neurological (vascular, hemorrhagic event or mass), mechanical in terms of affecting the extraocular muscles motility, neurologic in terms of the nerve input to the muscles. ...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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What does it mean if you have blurry vision? Is this a neurological condition?

What does it mean if you have blurry vision? Is this a neurological condition?

Difficulty focusing: Blurred vision is a symptom, meaning you cannot see sharply. The degree of blur can vary, as can the cause. Anything that defocuses the eye (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia), blocks light getting to the film layer (cataract or scars), or affects the film layer or optic nerve (retinal swelling, optic neuritis) can blur the vision. An eye doctor can determine the cause. ...Read more

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Ms, myasthenia, gravis disease, tumour, thyroid other than this is there any other neurological problem that cause double vision?

Ms, myasthenia, gravis disease, tumour, thyroid other than this is there any other neurological problem that cause double vision?

Good list: You have a good list of possibilities that can cause double vision. A couple of other things to consider: head injury-the 6th cranial nerve is sensitive and can be stretched or damaged, thus leading to one eye not being able to look outwards. An aneurysm right next to the 3rd nerve can also cause double vision. A stroke of the brainstem affecting 3, 4, 6 nerve nuclei can lead to double vision. ...Read more

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What type of neurological condition can cause blurry/dim vision? Had 6 eye exams all normal? Like I'm wearing glasses that are way too strong.

What type of neurological condition can cause blurry/dim vision? Had 6 eye exams all normal? Like I'm wearing glasses that are way too strong.

Dry eyes?: You may have dry eyes which may be helped with artificial tear. Your eye exam may be normal since eye drops are often used to dilate your pupil or numb your cornea thereby providing some liquid to your eyes. Be sure that you are seen by an ophthalmologist and not an optician. ...Read more

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What are some causes for a sudden change in vision that lasts more than a month, accompanied with neurological problems/symptoms?

What are some causes for a sudden change in vision that lasts more than a month, accompanied with neurological problems/symptoms?

Eye or brain: Changes in vision can result from disorders affecting the eye, the optic nerve, or the brain. Important in distinguishing between these is whether the change occurs only in one eye, or both eyes. This helps to localize the problem. Migraines, for example, can present with visual changes and headaches. Other neurological symptoms need to be described in more detail to know it might represent. ...Read more

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Neurology advice for patients with pain, triple vision and memory loss?

Consider seeing : Neurologist, as your problems are in need of objectification and diagnosis. Do not know details of your pain, and "triple vision" is quite unique, and not sure of your medications, but maybe some could cause memory loss. At any event, get face to face evaluation, and full exam, and perhaps a series of tests. ...Read more

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What neurological diseases could be the cause of having a large amount of floaters in your vision for years ? Thanks :)

Not neurologic: You are most likely seeing a normal phenomenon termed entoptics, a patterning of the white cells in the circulation at the center of the back of your eyes. ...Read more

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Is double vision a side-effect of a neurological problem?

Is double vision  a side-effect of a neurological problem?

Depends: Usually double vision is divided into monocular or binocular (eye alignment), and then eye alignment can be affect by the muscle (weakness or overaction) or mechanical issues affecting muscles (orbit) vs. Neurological input to the muscles, or a brain problem. ...Read more

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