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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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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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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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I got a brain injury from a car accident in october of 2012 and i acquired double vision. If it's a neurological issue, when can I expect it to tesolv?

Traumatic diploplia: In general, after a year, there is no expectation for the double vision to resolve. Most times, an improvement is seen between 3 to 6 months post injury, anything longer is most likely permanent. ...Read more

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Mri showed "inflammation" in cavernous sinus, double vision gone following steroid course. Trigemenial neurological tingling now. ?

Mri showed "inflammation" in cavernous sinus, double vision gone following steroid course. Trigemenial neurological tingling now. ?

Tolosa-hunt syndrome: Inflammation of the cavernous sinus occurs with tolosa-hunt syndrome. This usually improves with steroids. Check with your doctor. A further round of steroids and repeat imaging is probably in order. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and double vision & neurological symptoms for 3 straight months with clear MRI & no eye problem yet still fear that I have rabies?

I have anxiety and double vision & neurological symptoms for 3 straight months with clear MRI & no eye problem yet still fear that I have rabies?

Seek help: If you were exposed through a bite from an animal that could have rabies, i.e. a bat or stray , uncaptured dog,you should have received rabies prophylaxis. If you did not,then you need to contact your physician right away. Most prople infected with rabies develop symptoms very quickly but it take up to a year. Have you discussed tgis with your doctor, had the animal tested, had DFA. http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/exposure/index.html ...Read more

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Last q! I plan on seeing a strabismologist, but if MRI is clear, does that most likely mean Diplopia is muscular and not neurological? Thank you.

Last q! I plan on seeing a strabismologist, but if MRI is clear, does that most likely mean Diplopia is muscular and not neurological? Thank you.

Likely: But not absolute. The muscle of the eye can be normal but the nerve to the eye muscle from the brain can be the problem. MRI's show a lot, but no test is 100% perfect. Tiny changes can exist that are not yet detectable by MRI. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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