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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Can work stress cause double vision?

Query: Hi doctor, I get double vision in my right eye. It happens only when I get stressed with work. I have had neuritis in my left eye for one year. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sankaran Mathangee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need a detailed history and a photo of your eye. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Why you did not take any intravenous steroids for your left eye neuritis? 2) Do you wear glasses? If so, what is the power? 3) Do you have a photogra...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have double vision after PRK eye surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I had PRK eye surgery three months back, and everything went fine. However, when I went for my checkup on day ten after the laser surgery, my surgeon told me I had a herpes simplex infection in my eye. So I started applying Aciclovir eye ointment as prescribed by my surgeon and the virus...  Read Full »


Dr. Hussein Ayoub

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have a question, do you have a history of herpes simplex infection? If not, did you get it from surgery? If that is the case, it is completely abnormal and maybe because of bad disinfection. PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is known to cause post-operative haze f...  Read Full »

My daughter is suffering from double vision. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, One morning, my 15 year old daughter woke up and started complaining that she is seeing everything double. Instead of one teacher, she saw two teachers and two things are seen as four. Apparently, she does not have any vision problem. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Shivam Om Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Double vision can be due to eye problem or neurological problem. If the double vision improves when she closes her one eye, then it is possible that she has some neurological problem. If the double vision persists with closing one eye, then it is likely an issue with her ...  Read Full »

Kindly help me get relief from headaches and double vision.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having headache and double vision. My body is vibrating. I am feeling sad and could not concentrate on anything for the past 15 days. Since a few days, I feel like vomiting and heartburn after having food. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Persistent headache and double vision are symptoms which need further work-up. For other symptoms I can suggest medicines. I suggest you tablet Fluoxetine 10 mg at bedtime and continue for six weeks. This is for sad feeling and concentration problem. Tablet Paracetamol 65...  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 MRI of the brain. Is her advise right? Is it necessary to get an MRI?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Left eye starts watering when I see bright light. Why is it?

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

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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 ey...  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 icliniq.com. 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 entrapment in fr...  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 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 »

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 vis...  Read Full »


Dr. Souhad

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 »

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