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What is the difference between double vision and astigmatism?

What is the difference between double vision and astigmatism?

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 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's the difference between double vision and ghost vision?

What's the difference between double vision and ghost vision?

Different causes: Most double vision is when the eyes are misaligned and two equal images are perceived. Ghost vision is when one image is different and usually fainter. It usually comes from blur defects in one eye only. ...Read more

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What is the difference between double vision and ghosting?

What is the difference between double vision and ghosting?

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 more

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Is there a difference between double vision and visual ghosting and if so what is it? Like a difference in what they are perceiving?

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 more

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What's the difference between cross-eyed and double vision?

Not much: Crossed eyes are the appearance that the world sees when looking at you. Double vision is what you see when your eyes cross (each eye ends up looking at a different object, causing you to see two things ). ...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?

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

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Can spiriva or advair b cause double vision?

Get checked: Spiriva has been reported to cause blurred vision. Adviar has been reported to cause dry eyes, red/itchy eyes. From my research, double vision is not reported. If you double vision persists, i would suggest going to an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Sum times in night cause gjost image. Or when I spend much time on mobile. What can b the cause. A year before I had double vision that cured in30 day?

See opthalmol vs neu: you need to see a neurologist or ophthalmologist or both. These visual images could be related to something with your brain physiology or your eyes system. Ask your physician about giving you some help to see one of the specialist ...Read more

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Why did i get eye floters and double vision ? Whats the most common cause?

Why did i get eye floters and double vision ? Whats the most common cause?

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 more

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What causes double vision?

What causes double vision?

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 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