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 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 »

My father is a known diabetic and hypertensive patient. Now got a sudden onset of double vision.

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. Dada Peer 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 »

My eye power is -9 on left and -3 on right. Objects double and get dizzy. How to improve?

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 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 think...  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 »

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 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 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 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 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 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 Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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