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Whats The Difference Between Single And Double Vision
Appearance: Double is usually two images separate either horizontally, vertically, or obliquely. Not necessarily blurred unless also uncorrected refractive error. Astigmatism is a refractive error causing slight distortion of an image in one direction. Depends on amount. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Muscle imbalance: Double vision is due to the eyes pointing in different directions. Cover either eye and the image becomes single. Ghosting is typically due to astigmatism. It goes away by looking through a pin hole in a piece of cardboard, or proper glasses or contacts. If one eye is covered and there is still double the astigmatism is strong, if there is just ghosting the astigmatism is mild. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a difference between double vision and visual ghosting and if so what is it? Like a difference in what they are perceiving?
Vision Problem: Double vision when looking with both eyes open can be caused by several conditions, some are serious. See a doctor today for further evaluation. If double vision occurs in one eye (the other is closed), it is usually a lens or refractive problem. Either way, see a doctor today to get checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Eye floaters: Floaters is a common term to describe specs and spots in the visual field. A common cause in young people is getting up too fast or changing position rapidly. Persistent floaters however are usually caused by age-related changes that occur as the jelly-like substance (vitreous) inside your eyes becomes more liquid. When this happens, microscopic fibers within the vitreous tend to clump together and can cast tiny shadows on your retina, which you may see as eye floaters.If you notice a sudden increase in the number of eye floaters, contact an eye specialist immediately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Muscle imbalance: The most common cause is muscle imbalance between the eyes. If this is the cause then covering each eye will eliminate the double vision. If you cover each eye and it is still blurry, you most likely need glasses. An eye care professional can correct these problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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