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Double Vision - sudden onset

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 20, 2006
  • 08:49 AM

Two days ago, my wife (aged 61) was preparing to attend hospital for an internal examination of the lower bowl and had taken the first of the necessary powders. She was walking through the house when she suddenly noticed that she had developed double vision - her left eye has gone out of sync - apart from a slight dizzyness at that moment (which we assumed could have been because of the sudden onset of the double vision) she had no other symptoms. She is now an in-patient and the hospital is still searching for a cause. A minor stroke is the 'favourite' and a nuerologist will attend in the next few days. But, I wonder if the combination of Thyroxine 50mcg and Anastrozole 1mg (Arimidex) - she was changed from Tamoxifen 20mg 4 weeks ago - can cause an under-active thyroid to go over-active, then lead to sudden double vision. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  • My mother recently developed double vision and has seen her eye doctor, a neurologist and her general practitioner. She has had 2 MRI's done and one CT scan. All tests have come back negative. She has had double vision for 3 weeks. She will see a neuro-muscular specialist in about 6 weeks. Any advice for what she could do in the interim?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 6, 2006
    • 05:21 AM
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  • My mother had blurry vision and then it turned into double vision. Likewise tests came back negative for a stroke. My mother was told sometimes not enough blood makes it to an eye and this can result in temporary or permenent damage. Right now she has trouble doing almost everything because of her vision. Any follow up on the last post would be greatly appreciated.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 22, 2007
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  • My mother had blurry vision and then it turned into double vision. Likewise tests came back negative for a stroke. My mother was told sometimes not enough blood makes it to an eye and this can result in temporary or permenent damage. Right now she has trouble doing almost everything because of her vision. Any follow up on the last post would be greatly appreciated.I have bluury vision also, didn't take any tests yet but didn't consider it could be a start od a stroke!I have to close my left eye to read clearly (fine print only like newspapers)--I am 67 yr old male in general good health.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 22, 2007
    • 03:08 AM
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  • I just started developing double vision if I looked straight ahead. I'm young and there's nothing wrong with me. It seems my right eye no longer wants to move in sync with my left, and it will only go 2/3 of the way to the right. I can feel my eyes straining and it's getting worse. I'm going to my doctor tomorrow, but someone sent me this link. This is an eye centre, but you still need to see a doctor. The page seems to address different types of double vision:http://www.postoconnorkadrmas.com/neurological-eye-disorders/double-vision.html
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  • I just started developing double vision if I looked straight ahead. I'm young and there's nothing wrong with me. It seems my right eye no longer wants to move in sync with my left, and it will only go 2/3 of the way to the right. I can feel my eyes straining and it's getting worse. I'm going to my doctor tomorrow, but someone sent me this link. This is an eye centre, but you still need to see a doctor. The page seems to address different types of double vision:http://www.postoconnorkadrmas.com/neurological-eye-disorders/double-vision.htmlWith any Sudden Onset of Diplopia (double Vision) it's very important to find and see a Neuro-Ophthalmology Medical doctor.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 13, 2009
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  • The routine process is eye exam, brain exam and blood tests. The eye exam shows how the eyes are moving (if you're tired, you may not be able to focus properly, or your eye muscles may have weakened, or your optic nerve may be inflamed - glaucoma). A brain exam will show possibilities of serious diseases like multiples sclerosis (if there are other indicators from response tests etc). A blood test will show if sugar and hormones like thyroid are normal, as these affect vision. An MRI scan may be necessary to see what's going on around the eye and brain, and the spine too if multiple sclerosis is suspected from the response tests (MRI looks for possible tumours, lesions, blood clots, swelling and irregularities of blood supply). An MRI can also show if there is a lot of sinus congestion which could be affecting vision. But an MRI cannot reveal if a small nerve has been damaged. B vitamins are essential for nerve growth and eye health. Eye exercises liks focussing near and far could help.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 16, 2009
    • 07:14 AM
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  • Double vision can be a signal of many visual diseases such as strabismus, convergence insufficiency and the loss of vision, or it may be a symptom of head injuries. So when double vision appears, it is necessary for you to visit your eye doctor. Your eye doctor will get you vision therapy, or carry out an eye muscle surgery or orthoptics if needed.more to read on http://blog.firmoo.com/what-is-double-vision.html
    sailjion 2 Replies
    • December 24, 2009
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  • Dont go for tablet its because one eye get more stress then anther so that will take all the vision so the vision will be double take an action that keep on seeing an object sharply daily so that the problem will be solved...
    jamespeterson 5 Replies
    • December 26, 2009
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  • I just started developing double vision if I looked straight ahead. I'm young and there's nothing wrong with me. It seems my right eye no longer wants to move in sync with my left, and it will only go 2/3 of the way to the right. I can feel my eyes straining and it's getting worse. I'm going to my doctor tomorrow, but someone sent me this link. This is an eye centre, but you still need to see a doctor. The page seems to address different types of double vision:RAIVERAN: Improtant. Please contact me. My son has the same problem.17 Aug 10. jpw46@yahoo.com
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 18, 2010
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  • Well The best treatment for double vision depends on the condition that is causing the vision problem. If you have double vision, your treatment will depend on whether you have binocular or monocular double vision, and the underlying cause.
    kennymevrick 4 Replies
    • August 31, 2010
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  • Two weeks ago my right eye became double vision, it happened right away, no real advance warning. I have seen two ete doctors and had 3 CT scans. No one can tell me why this is happening. I am now being refered to a MRI and a Nero eye doctor. I am scared and very confused. In addition I am only 42 years old. I have started taking two child aspirne and vit-D-C. Any help is welcome. The one doctor I saw said he has seen this twice before in the last 30 years. Will my vision come back. Thanks
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  • I just started developing double vision if I looked straight ahead. I'm young and there's nothing wrong with me. It seems my right eye no longer wants to move in sync with my left, and it will only go 2/3 of the way to the right. I can feel my eyes straining and it's getting worse. I'm going to my doctor tomorrow, but someone sent me this link. This is an eye centre, but you still need to see a doctor. The page seems to address different types of double vision:http://www.postoconnorkadrmas.com/neurological-eye-disorders/double-vision.htmlSo this was a while back what happened? Did they find out what caused this? a cure?I am 27 yr old male in good health living in CT. I started having double vision 4 days ago, they did a CAT scan went to a neuro othamologist, they drew lots of blood, scheduled me for an MRI on Friday. I have yet to find someone explain coming out of this.
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  • I woke up one day with double vision in the left eye. I'm an ER RN and knew immediately this could indicate something serious and immediately had a CT and MRI done to r/o MS. My MRI was negative, next I had a lumbar puncture with MS panel, that was negative. The only abnormal test I've had was a slightly low Vitamin B12 level. I've been reading about this deficiency and some symptoms fit what is going on. I can't believe this could be causing my problem but I'm desperate to find a diagnoses and get a plan to help. I'm seeing my primary MD this week and will ask to do some further blood work (MMA, and homocystiene levels) and a vit B12 supplement. I' m so frustrated, no one knows how debilitating it is to lose visual function and every doctor I talk to seems to just blow me off like it's no big deal. One doctor told me my anxiety about my situtation didn't make it an emergency!!! Really?! I have 4 beautiful daughters I would like to "see" grow up, and a career I would like to get back to. Any information anyone has regarding this situation would be greatly appreciated.
    angelarn71 2 Replies
    • August 29, 2011
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  • Angelarn71, what ever happened with you issue... My wife has double vision with no diagnosis. Any help would be helpful Thanks Nick
    Nmpatronis 1 Replies
    • December 27, 2012
    • 03:34 AM
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  • HI, Did anyone on this post find a treatment or cause of their double vision? Anyone?
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