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specific double vision

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 20, 2006
  • 02:14 AM

Several weeks apart, I have been having periods of blurred/double vision. I am two years into diagnosed type II diabetes. The images are vertically oriented with a second fainter image about 2 to 3 degrees below the primary or darker image. I thought it was probably something to do with the diabetes and checked my blood level as soon as I got home and it was about 110. Not too high. I had a meal about five hours earlier and a pkg of Lance crackers and a diet coke about two hours earlier than the noticed blurring.

My question is, is there a time lag between a sugar peak and the period of blurred vision? Does the increased blood level start the blurring which continues past the time that the blood level decreases to more normal levels?

This is the third or fourth time that this type of blurring has occured. The vertical orientation of the image offsets is consistent from episode to episode.
Is that significant or indicative or anything in particular.


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  • I have double vision of 30prism diopters horizontally although not from diabetes, however I do know someone who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes through double vision and his was also vertically like yours. I cant answer your question about when it occurs however you must see your doctor (maybe it has something to do with your treatment) and an Opthalmologist to get a prism to correct it, if you catch it before it gets too bad (like mine) it should go back to normal after a few months of a prism. Double Vision is always serious and best to get treated as soon as possible, basically the eyes are out of line do to muscles in the eye weakening. (of course I'm not a doctor but having double vision myself I can only offer you this advice)
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    • February 28, 2007
    • 06:45 PM
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