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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

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But doc my father has myopia and catract and specs and foggy vision and I have started with double vision...help me?

But doc my father has myopia and catract and specs and foggy vision and I have started with double vision...help me?

You need to see: an opthamologist. This is a doc who specializes in diseases of the eye. He/she will test and determine what is happening. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm having a double vision, even though I have this eye doctor examine me twice with two different prescriptions. Who can help me?

Troubleshooting : See if the double vision persists when you close either eye. If it does, it's a muscle problem more than likely. If it's only in one eye, it's a refractive problem (cornea problem or cataract). If it's not true double vision but ghosting, like a shadow image, it may be dry eyes. These things should be treated before giving you a new pair of glasses. Make sure you've been seeing an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My left eye is poking out 1mm. Eye doc wants me to get thyroid tested. Eye aches, but no vision loss/double vision. What are chances it's a tumor?

My left eye is poking out 1mm. Eye doc wants me to get thyroid tested. Eye aches, but no vision loss/double vision. What are chances it's a tumor?

Low chance of tumor: At 1mm difference It's more likely to be idiopathic ( one eye may be more nearsighted -thus larger- and protrude 1mm) or due to an abnormal thyroid level (either too high or too low). I would recommend thyroid levels be checked along with a visual field test of your peripheral vision and an MRI or CT scan of your "orbits" to check for tumor or enlarged musces from abnl thyroid. Unlikely a tumor ...Read more

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Daughter had strabismus surgery 2mo bk &still HS double vision.When'll it go away? Doc says she HS 8 prism inward squint in 1 eye fm 40 outward before

Daughter had strabismus surgery 2mo bk &still HS double vision.When'll it go away? Doc says she HS 8 prism inward squint in 1 eye fm 40 outward before

The results sound: Good. In eye muscle surgery the aim is to get the eyes aligned within 10 prism diopters. A person 4 years should be able to fuse the images together with this result. Ask the surgeon! ...Read more

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Blurry vision, constant eye floaters, flashes of light, double vision. MRI normal & saw 2 eye doctors who found nothing. What can it be?!

Blurry vision, constant eye floaters, flashes of light, double vision. MRI normal & saw 2 eye doctors who found nothing. What can it be?!

Talk to your doctor : You may want to see a neuro -ophthalmologist. Your symptoms are very concerning. It's possible to have normal exam and negative MRI and still have something wrong. Multiple sclerosis comes to mind. You may find a specialist in New Orleans to evaluate you and hopefully ease your mind. ...Read more

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OUR DOCTOR WAS NO CLUE WITH HER SYSTOMS. THEY ARE DOUBLE VISION,DIZZINESS,CONPATION,FEELING SICK, HIGH STRESS,FATIQUE AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

OUR DOCTOR WAS NO CLUE WITH HER SYSTOMS. THEY ARE DOUBLE VISION,DIZZINESS,CONPATION,FEELING SICK, HIGH STRESS,FATIQUE AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

Many issues: There are many issues here-if your doctor "has no clue", check with a new doctor. Very high blood pressure (>200) could cause these sx. Double vision has many causes including serious ones like stroke and multiple sclerosis that must be ruled out. Gen'lzed fatigue and dizziness have long lists of potential causes. Stress can cause all the sx, but is a diagnosis of exclusion after a full checkup. ...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