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What does it mean if I have double vision?

What does it mean if I have double vision?

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 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 see double vision and having speeching problem what does it mean?

I see double vision and having speeching problem what does it mean?

A medical emergency: If these are new symptoms and came on rather fast, i would suggest getting to the er fast--call paramedic (don't drive yourself as you are not seeing well). I fear that you possibly having a stroke at this time. Other neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis may cause same, but i would not take that chance at this time. Please get evaluated asap. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you start getting double vision when you're intoxicated?

What does it mean if you start getting double vision when you're intoxicated?

Loss of control: There is a condition called a phoria, which occurs when people who have otherwise straight eyes get tired or have decreased consciousness (or get drunk). The eyes "cross" temporarily but can be forced to straighten with effort. There is no danger, but it is a definite sign that you are intoxicated. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean if i see double vision and feel dizzy everytime i put my head bavk up after reading or looking down for a few minutes?

What does it mean if i see double vision and feel dizzy everytime i put my head bavk up after reading or looking down for a few minutes?

See your PCP: for consultation. The neurological exam might help find an etiology for this symptom or rule out any other pathology. Take care. ...Read more

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Sort of having double vision .. Only in spots if you know what I mean . Saw double lines on highway and trouble seeing straight.. What could it be?

Sort of having double vision .. Only in spots if you know what I mean . Saw double lines on highway and trouble seeing straight.. What could it be?

What it could be is: ...you turned into a cream sauce on the highway after a major wreck caused by your double vision, and a lot of other people dead or injured, too. The way to find out what it could be is to see a doctor and have him/her work it up. By the time you get to the cream-sauce stage, it'll be a bit late for that. ...Read more

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What does sudden onset double vision in the left eye mean? I am a 76 year old man.

You : You need to be sure that the double vision is only in one eye. Cover your left eye and see if it is single, then cover the left one and do the same. If you only have double vision with both eyes open, it is most likely a problem with a nerve controlling one eye movement muscle. This is seen most often in diabetic patients, and those with high blood pressure. So if your double vision is only with both eyes open, you need to see your primary care doctor. If the double vision is truly only in the left eye, then you may have a problem in the retina in the back of your eye. For this problem, you need to see your ophthalmologist, and have the dilate that eye. ...Read more

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I have monocular and binocular double vision meaning covering any eye doesn't make a difference, what does this mean the cause could be?

I have monocular and binocular double vision meaning covering any eye doesn't make a difference, what does this mean the cause could be?

Double vision: True binocular diplopia is due to misalignment of the eyes. This can be due to a CNS or PNS lesion. "Double vision" in just one eye is ALWAYS an eye problem, NEVER a brain or nerve problem. So one is nervous system, the other is eye. These are very important diagnostic distinctions. "Eye" is what ophthalmologists do; "nervous system" is what neuro-ophthalmologists do. ...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