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Top 10 Causes of Double Vision

Updated: Jan 5

Double vision, also known as diplopia, is a visual condition and a common symptom of binocular vision dysfunctions where a person sees two images of a single object instead of one. The two images can appear side by side, on top of each other, or at an angle.

Here are ten of the most common causes of double vision:

  1. Strabismus: A misalignment of the eyes, causing them to point in different directions.

  2. Refractive errors: Unequal refractive errors in the eyes, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness, can cause double vision.

  3. Cataracts: A clouding of the eye's lens can cause double vision, especially when looking at bright lights.

  4. Corneal irregularities: Scarring or swelling of the cornea can cause double vision.

  5. Traumatic brain injury: Head injury can damage the nerves controlling eye movement, resulting in double vision.

  6. Multiple sclerosis: This autoimmune disease can damage the nerves that control eye movement.

  7. Diabetes: Diabetes can cause nerve damage, including the nerves that control eye movement.

  8. Myasthenia gravis: This neuromuscular disorder causes muscle weakness, including the muscles that control eye movement.

  9. Graves' disease: This autoimmune disorder can cause eye bulging and double vision.

  10. Brain tumors: Tumors in the brain can cause pressure on the nerves controlling eye movement, leading to double vision.

If you are experiencing visual symptoms that are causing difficulty in daily life, it is important to see an optometrist that has experience with diagnosing binocular vision dysfunctions and feels comfortable with prescribing prism glasses or personalized vision therapy.

If you're struggling to locate a neuro-visual optometrist in your region, consider arranging a virtual consultation with Dr. David Antonyan, O.D. through the website Dr. Antonyan, O.D. can assist you in finding local eye care professionals and initiating the appropriate treatment plan for your recovery journey. For those residing in the Los Angeles or Valencia area, you can also book an in-office appointment directly with Dr. David Antonyan, O.D. by dialing (661)310-0603 or visiting Dr. Antonyan, O.D. possesses the expertise needed to prescribe precise prismatic corrections, which can significantly alleviate symptoms arising from binocular vision dysfunctions, ultimately transforming your quality of life.

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