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What can cause sudden double vision?

What can cause sudden double vision?

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 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 can cause sudden blurry vision?

What can cause sudden blurry vision?

Many possibilities: There are many causes of sudden blurry vision. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What can cause double vision and dizziness?

What can cause double vision and dizziness?

Many things..: Some benign and some dangerous things (for example stroke) can cause these symptoms. The diagnosis depends on clinical history and physical exam as well as selected testing. ...Read more

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What might cause sudden double vision and vision deterioration?

What might cause sudden double vision and vision deterioration?

Many things : Sudden onset diplopia and vision loss can be a sign of increased intracranial pressure, intracranial mass, intracranial bleeding, neurodegeneration, vitamin toxicity, drug toxicity, infection, inflammation, trauma, and many more things. It calls for an immediate assessment from your doctor and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can cause physiological double vision?

What can cause physiological double vision?

Vision: This may represent an eye muscle imbalance that you are able to control. It also can be associated with a refractive error. An ophthalmologist can sort out the answer for you. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden blurry vision?

What could cause sudden blurry vision?

That's an emergency!: Any abrupt onset of change of vision needs immediate attention. There are multiple causes. Some include: detached retina, acute glaucoma, a stroke that can occur in various part of the brain or cranial nerves, a condition called temporal arteritis (blood vessels become infllammed), migraine... Whatever the cause, have it checked.....Today! ...Read more

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What can cause temporary blindness and blurred vision?

Numerous causes: An ophthalmologist is needed here, and should check for retinal detachment, glaucoma, increased intracranial pressure, blood pressure issues (both up and down), and other intracranial issues. Do not delay, this needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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What can cause blurry vision?

What can cause blurry vision?

Many causes: Vision becomes blurry with uncorrected need for glasses, internal pathology like cataracts and retinal disease, external problems like corneal disease and from nerve conditions like optic nerve dysfunction and brain damage. This should be evaluated by an opththalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden blurry vision in my right eye?

What can cause sudden blurry vision in my right eye?

Many things: Unfortunately there is limited space here for discussion and an eye exam is important for any case of sudden onset blurry vision. Its best to make an appointment with your eye doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause blurred vision in one eye?

What can cause blurred vision in one eye?

Many things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can cause temporary blurry vision?

What can cause temporary blurry vision?

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for temporary blurry vision. An exam by an ophthalmologist can determine what caused yours. ...Read more

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What can cause my vision to blur?

What can cause my vision to blur?

More specific: How long does it stay blurry? Any medications? Very common reasons are dry eyes and nearsighted/farsighted/astigmatism errors. A good eye exam by an ophthalmologist can provide a more specific solution. ...Read more

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Can nearsidedness cause eyestrain and double vision?

Can nearsidedness cause eyestrain and double vision?

Yes: Myopia, or nearsightedness, can cause blurred vision and eyestrain. Some people interpret blurred vision as double vision. Real double vision means seeing two of everything and is not caused by myopia. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness and vision blackout?

What can cause dizziness and vision blackout?

Poor circulation: Even though dizziness is a no-descrpt, non-medical term, no matter what your personal definition is, the combination of "dizziness" & visual blackout indicates inadequate blood flow to the occipital cortex in the back of the brain. Many causes for this exist, most common of which are cardiac problems, low blood pressure, and migraine. ...Read more

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What can cause loss of vision/tunnel vision?

What can cause  loss of vision/tunnel vision?

Circulation: Spasm of the posterior cerebral arteries could cause tunnel vision/blindness. Low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, severe high blood pressure are causes. Optic nerve poisons, glaucoma, and other eye diseases can also do so. ...Read more

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What can lead to blurred vision?

Blurred vision: Blurred vision is most likely due to: need for glasses/astigmatism; dry eye/unstable tear film (eyedoc2020@blogspot.com has more info on how to help if this is issue: "Lid Hygiene"; cataract/lens changes; diabetes/change in blood sugar. See eyeMD to see which is cause. ...Read more

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What can cause vision loss?

What can cause vision loss?

Huge list: Vision can diminish by changes in eyeglass power, vascular disorders, tumors, diseases such as diabetes, genetic disorders, changes of the cornea and infectious disease. If you vision is diminishing, especially if accompanied by pain, you should see your ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more

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What can cause headache and blurred vision?

What can cause headache and blurred vision?

Many bad things: Such as migraine, stroke, multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), a real tumor and more can cause headache and blurred vision. Best to get both the headache and the blurred vision checked out. This means seeing your primary care doctor and your eye specialist. A dilated retinal exam is critical. ...Read more

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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