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Should I see a doctor if I have double vision?

Should I see a doctor if I have double vision?

Yes: Double vision that does not go away always needs to be evaluated. Occasionally, people with normal vision who get very tired can experience double vision. It usually goes away once you wake up. See an eye doctor or neurologist immediately if it does not resolve after rest. ...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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How long can I wait with double vision to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with double vision to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Not long: Most doubllng of vision is acute following trauma, head injuries or due to intracerebral vascular events or tumors. The injury may also be direct trauma to the structures around the eye, as well as tumors and conditions like thyroid malfunction. If persistent more than 2 days or so, you should see your ophthalmologist or better yet a neuro-ophthalmologist who can sort this out for you. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for double vision?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for double vision?

Ophthalmologist: Double vision should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. If it occurs with only one eye open, it is related to the eye itself. If it only occurs when both eyes are open, it is an alignment issue. This is usually related to a nerve or muscle problem. Your ophthalmologist can refer you for tests and further work-up by other specialists if necessary (neurologist, for example). ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can correct double vision? If so, how?

Doctors, do you think I can correct double vision? If so, how?

See ophthalmologist: There are many causes of double vision and you need to see an ophthalmologist to sort it out. Don't wait to do this as there a serious causes for double vision such as diabetes, aneurysm and tumor. ...Read more

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One of my eyes sometimes involuntarily turn inwards, causing double vision. Should I go to the doctor?

One of my eyes sometimes involuntarily turn inwards, causing double vision. Should I go to the doctor?

Yes: Double vision should be evaluated to check for the cause. Intermittent esotropia may not be a problem, but best to determine that with an eye care provider first -- may be a peds or neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My doctor can't get me in today and I have a migraine. I've been vomiting non stop and have blurry double vision. What should I do?

My doctor can't get me in today and I have a migraine. I've been vomiting non stop and have blurry double vision. What should I do?

Go to ER: If you are feeling sufficiently ill and need to be seen immediately, go to an er. Problem is you may be waiting for lengthy time periods. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Hi doc I just had cateract surgery on both eyes , my near vision is very good but I have double vision wen looking far , it is almost a mth since my s?

Hi doc I just had cateract surgery on both eyes , my near vision is very good but I have double vision wen looking far , it is almost a mth since my s?

Oh dear!: If your surgeon has not yet identified the cause, treatment and prognosis of the problem, you should seek a second opinion. Issues may be 1) surgical damage to an ocular muscle or nerve, 2) decentered or misplaced lens implant, 3) corneal damage, 4) induced optical error (astigmatism), 5) diabetes induced muscle weakness or nerve defect, or 6) something entirely unrelated to the surgery. ...Read more

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Dehydration diagnosis, double vision, walking drunk with slurred speech. Er doc said dehydrated. Came on sudden, effects hours after. Could be more?

Dehydration diagnosis, double vision, walking drunk with slurred speech. Er doc said dehydrated. Came on sudden, effects hours after. Could be more?

Yes: Sometimes patients may have more than one problem. If those symptoms did not resolve completely with rehydration, then medical care should be sought immediately. Even if they did resolve, follow up with a primary care physician is important. ...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