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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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My father suddenly developed double vision. Why?

Query: Hello Doctor, My father got double vision suddenly. Age 58 years. His BP was high. He has diabetes. His CT Scan report says:- Impression: Multiple calcified foci as described above. Diffuse cerebral atrophy. Content: Two calcified foci without perilesional oedema are seen in bilateral occipital regi...  Read Full »


Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, It seems from the history that your father is having sudden onset of double vision. He is a known diabetic and hypertensive. The CT scan report you have mentioned here like diffuse cerebral atrophy is not of much significant and they indicate age related changes. The CT scan findings are not ...  Read Full »

I have double vision and feel dizzy. Please help.

Query: Dear Doctor, My eye power is -9 on left and -3 on right. I feel very uncomfortable wearing eyeglasses.  When I see, objects double and get dizzy. How to improve? Age - 17 years/ female.  Read Full »


Dr. N. Sathian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the power difference in RE and LE is -6 ds, it is inducing double vision because of the difference in image size produced by the spectacles. Since you are only 17 years old, we need to wait until 18-20 years of your age for your eye power to stabilize, and to ...  Read Full »

Will eye glasses help in fixing monocular diplopia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have bilateral monocular diplopia. This began five months ago along with unilateral tinnitus of the left ear. Tinnitus is constant. Eyesight is rapidly deteriorating. I had several new glasses prescriptions that help slightly with the double vision but are not completely resolved. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no need to panic about your brain. The double vision is not related to any neurological disorder. Anyway, I would recommend checking the thyroid hormone levels. Regarding the tinnitus, it seems to be related to an inner ear infection as there is a pre...  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, sympt...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 re...  Read Full »

Why is an MRI needed for depression, headache, and double vision?

Query: Hi doctor, I have headaches and double vision. I am in depression, crying at any time and not concentrating on things. I visited a psychiatrist and she advised me to get an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain. Is her advise right? Is it necessary to get an MRI?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is not required for diagnosis of depression. But, the presence of headache anddouble vision point towards some intracranial pathology such as tumor, abscess, complex vertebral malformation among others and this cannot be detected without ...  Read Full »

I have an eyeball misalignment and dual vision. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old male. I traveled by train for 12 hours and came sleeping, then I developed a headache. Now, suddenly I am having one eyeball misalignment and dual vision. No other symptoms. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are experiencing sudden squint. Please get blood pressure checked now. The double vision right now is not an emergency but if you have high BP, that has to be taken care of. If you do not have a BP instrument, kindly tell me if you have these signs. Dizziness, heada...  Read Full »

I am having double vision which goes away by pulling the corner of the eye. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Five days ago, when I woke up, I felt dizzy, and my vision was off. I was sluggish all day and had a headache upon waking. I figured I was coming down with something and laid around all day on the couch. When I woke up the next, I had no headache and was no longer lethargic, but my vi...  Read Full »


Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that your vision becomes better upon changing the position of the head or pulling your eyelid towards your ear proves that this is only related to your newly acquired age-related refraction. By reducing the area of the eye slit (changing the position of the ...  Read Full »

Why does my left eye start to water when I see bright light?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I have noticed over the past several months, that I have been favoring my right eye more (monocular vision). My right eye is my dominant eye. I have been leaning in that direction to read. I can still see out of my left eye but the focus is from my right. I have s...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of your eyes. It looks absolutely normal. Your symptoms appear to be related to eye fatigue and tiredness due to continuous reading. Also there dominant eye can be changed with little e...  Read Full »

I had a retinal tear in the left eye after the injury. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a man 71 years old. No ailments. A retinal tear in the left eye sustained after physical activity resulted in concurrently severe blurring and double vision in that eye. Although the laser corrective surgery successfully fixed the tear, no glasses lens could or would be able to rem...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Dubey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Retinal detachment surgery is a vision-hampering surgery most of the time, and a pre-operative vision outcome is almost impossible. Your surgery is successful in retinal reattachment, but the vision is blurry. The r...  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 feet 11 inches 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 exten...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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