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What does it mean if you start getting double vision when you're intoxicated?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Loss of control
There is a condition called a phoria, which occurs when people who have otherwise straight eyes get tired or have decreased consciousness (or get drunk).
The eyes "cross" temporarily but can be forced to straighten with effort. There is no danger, but it is a definite sign that you are intoxicated.

In brief: Loss of control
There is a condition called a phoria, which occurs when people who have otherwise straight eyes get tired or have decreased consciousness (or get drunk).
The eyes "cross" temporarily but can be forced to straighten with effort. There is no danger, but it is a definite sign that you are intoxicated.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Stop drinking
Probably pretty well intoxicated, and may even black out.

In brief: Stop drinking
Probably pretty well intoxicated, and may even black out.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
In brief: Decreased function
Your brain, specifically the brainstem where eye muscle control occurs, is getting supressed by the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream. When you discontinue driinking, the double vision should dissapear. Higher levels of intoxication are associated with double vision, so your entire brain is being affected as well.

In brief: Decreased function
Your brain, specifically the brainstem where eye muscle control occurs, is getting supressed by the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream. When you discontinue driinking, the double vision should dissapear. Higher levels of intoxication are associated with double vision, so your entire brain is being affected as well.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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