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Why do I get double vision and feel woozy after leaning my head back?

Why do I get double vision and feel woozy after leaning my head back?

Circulation issue: The back of the neck contains the vertebral arteries, the blood supply to the back of the brain, hearing, balance and vision centers. Leaning your head back, if it consistently causes deficits in these functions might mean there is compromise to these arteries. You should see a neurologist to get started as this may be progressive and lead to permanent changes. ...Read more

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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I get double vision and feel woozy after leaning the back of my head on pillow or couch back. What could be the cause of this?

I get double vision and feel woozy after leaning the back of my head on pillow or couch back. What could be the cause of this?

Low blood flow: In some patients the blood vessels that run in the back of your neck to your brain (vertebral arteries) can be pinched by the spine, especially if you have arthritis. This can cause symptoms when you put your head back as the blood flow to your brain is diminished. It could also be caused by spasms of the muscles themselves. You should start by seeing your primary care doctor and getting an exam. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i see double vision and feel dizzy everytime i put my head bavk up after reading or looking down for a few minutes?

What does it mean if i see double vision and feel dizzy everytime i put my head bavk up after reading or looking down for a few minutes?

See your PCP: for consultation. The neurological exam might help find an etiology for this symptom or rule out any other pathology. Take care. ...Read more

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A few small lumps on my head, double vision hv difficulty to see, numness on both hands, legs n face, severe headache, dizzy, nausea n feel vomiting.

A few small lumps on my head, double vision hv difficulty to see, numness on both hands, legs n face, severe headache, dizzy, nausea n feel vomiting.

Systemic illness: You have a systemic disease. With this many signs and symptoms, you could have acute Lyme disease, viral Illness, the blood sugar abnormalities of diabetes. Please see your family doctor to make sure it isn't something serious. ...Read more

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I am 10 weeks pregnant and very dizzy, light headed and double vision, is this normal?

I am 10 weeks pregnant and very dizzy, light headed and double vision, is this normal?

Possibly serious: The dizziness, lightheadedness and double vision could all be related to elevated blood pressure and/or blood sugar associated with your pregnancy. Please have this checked immediately, since untreated it could lead to a stroke or loss of the fetus. It may be less serious, but based on the question, the first two diagnoses to exclude are toxemia-preeclampsia or gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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The other day i was trying to remove some excess ear wax in my right ear. I woke up to dizziness and double vision that comes and goes when moving?

The other day i was trying to remove some excess ear wax in my right ear.  I woke up to dizziness and double vision that comes and goes when moving?

See ENT doctor. : You may have damaged, or puntured you eardrum, or inflammed the inner ear vestibular system when you removed ear wax. This could lead to doble vision. If you have hearing loss, this could indicate other problems. ...Read more

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Silent migraine or tia? 26yr f 8 mos pregnant experienced sudden peripheral vision loss/blurry/double vision in rt eye. Got a little dizzy. Lasted 10 sec.

Silent migraine or tia? 26yr f 8 mos pregnant experienced sudden peripheral vision loss/blurry/double vision in rt eye. Got a little dizzy. Lasted 10 sec.

Check B.P NOW!: Have your OB md check your blood pressure to make sure that it is not elevated and causing brain swelling(edema). A 2nd cause is pituitary swelling during pregnancy which puts pressure on the optic chiasma(optic nerves crossing) which is just below the pituitary gland in the brain.. Either way notify your OB now! ...Read more

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My husband is reporting double vision if both eyes are open, normal if one eye closed. He feels dizzy. Meds are zetia, paxil, testosterone, lunesta (eszopiclone).

My husband is reporting double vision if both eyes are open, normal if one eye closed. He feels dizzy.  Meds are zetia, paxil, testosterone, lunesta (eszopiclone).

Conjugate gaze: Your husband could have a problem with conjugate gaze -- meaning that when he looks at something with both eyes, they are not moving in synch. This can come from certain brain problems and he needs to be seen by a physician. If this came on suddenly, he needs to be seen emergently because it could be a stroke. ...Read more

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My left pupil is larger than right. Also I get double vision a lot when tired, and my left eye is crossed. Hit head and also have hemi cp left?

My left pupil is larger than right. Also I get double vision a lot when tired, and my left eye is crossed. Hit head and also have hemi cp left?

Consult an eye doc: please consult an ophthalmologist ASAP. For how long do you have these symptoms? Is it getting worse with time? You will through exam and history to help with your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Following open heart surgery I've had a very stiff neck and shoulders and when sitting for a while and moving head up and down I get double vision?

Following open heart surgery I've had a very stiff neck and shoulders and when sitting for a while and moving head up and down I get double vision?

Double vision: The surgery and being in hospital as well as stress around the procedure could cause the stiff neck muscles. However, double vision is not likely due to the stiff neck. I would have an evaluation and discuss this with your primary MD. ...Read more

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I had the test for cushings and it came back negative. But I am still having double vision, peripheral vision loss head aches, what should I do?

I had the test for cushings and it came back negative. But I am still having double vision, peripheral vision loss head aches, what should I do?

Ask your primary: care doctor about referral to a neurologist & an ophthalmologist, an M.D. eye doctor, for further evaluation of your unexplained symptoms. ...Read more

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Do i need to fix my lazy eye? When i don't wear my glasses (pretty often), my lazy eye drifts sometimes and i get double vision. Is there something i need to do about this?

Do i need to fix my lazy eye? When i don't wear my glasses (pretty often), my lazy eye drifts sometimes and i get double vision. Is there something i need to do about this?

Things to ponder: When you don't wear your glasses & you start having double vision, your brain doesn't like it. Keep it up and your brain can decide to turn off the eye causing the double vision. If it happens often enough you can loose some vision permanently. Work with your eye doc to keep your eyes in the best shape possible. Wear your glasses or get surgery. What you are doing now could cause long term harm. ...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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Can you get double vision but in one eye?

Yes: The common form of doubling is when the eyes are misaligned with each other. If the doubling occurs in one eye only the following must be looked for and dealt with: 1) higher degrees of astigmatism 2) corneal aberrations 3) lens opacities that are not uniform 4) retinal (macular) wrinkling. See your ophthalmologist who can sort this out and recommend the best correction. ...Read more

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Eye open. If my left is open it gets blurry and I have double vision. Why does it get blurry?

Eye open. If my left is open it gets blurry and I have double vision. Why does it get blurry?

Dry eye: You are likely experiencing dryness of the ocular surface causing your symptoms. Try frequent artificial tears, ointment at night, warm compresses, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I get pain behind eye and I have double vision on things i don't pay attention to and im always nerves ? What can cause this?

I get pain behind eye and I have double vision on things i don't pay attention to and im always nerves ? What can cause this?

You should see an MD: Eye pain with double vision can be caused by many things and should be formally evaluated. You should see an ophthalmologist or an ophthalmic subspecialist (like an orbital surgeon, neuroophthalmologist, or strabismus specialist). ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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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