Double Vision

Double vision is otherwise called diplopia. In this, two images of an object can be seen. It affects balance, movement, and reading ability. If it involves one eye, it is referred to as monocular. If it involves both eyes, then it is called binocular. It is often caused due to previous trauma, stroke, and other neurological disorders. It can also be caused due to excess external pressure given on one eye, extreme fatigue, and using incorrect eyeglass prescription. It can be treated by using glasses, doing eye exercise, wearing opaque contact lenses, having Botox injections, and surgery.

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I got an eye scratch, causing blurred and double vision with headaches. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter scratched my eye pretty deeply three weeks ago. I had a few appointments, told me it was healing nicely, and only a tiny scratch was left. It has been two weeks since then, and my vision is still very blurry. I have a slight double vision. Still have light sensitivity and can n...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your symptoms are suggestive of epithelial erosion. I suggest, A. Cold compresses. B. Use lubricating eyedrop frequently like Carboxymethylcellulose. C. Soft steroids like Fluorometholone can be used in case of inflammation in the eye....  Read Full »

My left eyelid is shut, and I have double and blurry vision in that eye. Do I have microvascular cranial nerve palsy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 64-year-old woman who has had issues in the left eye for the past two to three days. I suffer from blurry vision and double vision. I was admitted to the ICU for elevated BP levels at 240 mmHg, which has now reduced to 140 mmHg. My left eyelid is now shut off, and I have no control...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Yes, it is a case of microvascular infarction leading to complete ptosis and ophthalmoplegia. It is advisable to wait and watch as recovery is expected in the first three months of the appearance of symptoms. If no...  Read Full »

What causes double vision after an accident?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 16 years old. She met with an accident and got an injury on her face. It was operated by a maxillofacial surgeon. The upper portion of the right eye is red. She can open her eye, but she is having double vision. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Redness could be due to subconjunctival hemorrhage. It usually resolves without treatment. Diplopia could be due to nerve palsy. In this case we usually observe the patient for six months for spontaneous recovery. Another less common cause could be muscle entra...  Read Full »

Why is my vision blurred after an eye injury?

Query: Hi doctor, Two days back, I got a hit in my eye with a ball. Still, it is paining with blurred image. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After trauma with the ball, there could be many things that can cause blurring. It could be a simple eyelid swelling or small abrasion on the cornea, the front transparent surface of the eye. Other causes may be inflammation in the eye or blood inside the eye ca...  Read Full »

I have vision problems after laser IOL implant. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,After the laser IOL implant, I now have severe aniseikonia. Was it the wrong diopter lens? Can it be undone? Very poor and triple vision. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I shall try to answer all your queries in detail. Aniseikonia occurs when the difference in refractive error is more than 4 or 5 diopters between two eyes. If you say, you had laser-assisted cataract surgery, which means a Femto surgery, the size of the incision woul...  Read Full »

My husband had developed double vision and would like to know why his vision suddenly changed. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, A month ago, my husband developed double vision. He is still dealing with this issue. We noticed his left eyeball was not moving towards his nose and downwards. Some angels give him a single vision, while others give him a double vision. We have consulted a doctor and taken blood samples,...  Read Full »

Dr. Gopal Damani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. This double vision, combined with limited movement, suggests third nerve palsy. It usually occurs when the blood supply to the third nerve is compromised (ischemia) or when it becomes compressed due to any mass (intra-cranial space-occupyi...  Read Full »

I have double vision after waking up, along with pain in the head and eyeball. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have double vision after waking up from sleep. It lasts about 30 seconds. I have intermediate temporary pain in the head & eyeball. Does this disturb sleep? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want some more details here. Do you have diabetes? Any history of migraine? Are you on medications? Since how many days has this been happening, or is it just the first time? And does it go away on its own? Thank you.  Read Full »

Is multiple sclerosis the right diagnosis for him?

Query: Hello doctor, My 66-year-old father who is a retired school teacher was having a cold and cough for 10 days. One month back, he developed slurred speech and blurred vision, double vision, giddiness, imbalance, nasal intonation of voice, hypertension. Blood pressure was fluctuating. As per him, symp...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your father's symptoms are not typical of MG (myasthenia gravis). I would exclude MS (multiple sclerosis) due to his age and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) findings although his past history of optic neuritis. A stroke cannot be excluded although I would directly ...  Read Full »

Do white spots in my brain CT and double vision indicate white matter disease?

Query: Hello,I am a 54-year-old male with a height of 5 ' 11 " and a weight of around 220 lbs. I only take Paxil 10 mg once a day. Last year, I went to the hospital with the complaint of double vision that I experienced for an hour with no other symptoms. After a CT scan, they noticed I have extensive whit...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Following is my opinion on your asked questions- In your attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and case history, there is no evidence of any Lyme disease or other autoimmune disease. Yo...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest some drugs for the inflammation of the brain?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister's daughter, aged 14 years, was having double vision from past one week. After having an MRI, a neurologist looked at the scans and said she had multiple sclerosis (MS). He pointed out that she had many white spots (lesions) on the brain scan and also, she has inflammation of...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is no over-the-counter medication for inflammation in multiple sclerosis. You should know that high-dose steroids are the main therapy in these cases, and they are not over-the-counter medications. Anyway, there is no reason to panic as...  Read Full »

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