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Double vision: Introduction

Further information about Double vision is below, or review more specific information about these types of Double vision: Double Vision in Both Eyes, Double Vision in One Eye or other types.

Any type of vision loss (e.g. blindness, blurred vision, double vision, etc.) is a symptom of great concern. Many of the causes are very serious medical conditions. Certain types of vision changes can be a medical emergency where delay can lead to loss of sight (e.g. for causes such as glaucoma, eye injury, retinal detachment) or loss of life (e.g. for causes such as stroke, TIA, etc.). Even transient or temporary blindness or loss of vision cannot be ignored because it can result from serious conditions such as stroke, TIA, hypertension, epilepsy, or migraine. Seek immediate professional medical attention for any such symptoms of vision changes....more »

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Causes of Double vision:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Double vision. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Double vision

Home medical tests possibly related to Double vision:

Causes of Types of Double vision:

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Double vision: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Double vision, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Double vision Treatments

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Stories from Users for Double vision

Real-life user stories relating to Double vision:

Message Boards for Double vision

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Double vision or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Double vision:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Double vision. Some of these are listed below :

  • Eye examination
    • Visual acuity
    • Visual fields
    • Look for associated proptosis (forward displacement of the eyeball). If bilateral may suggest hyperthyroidism from Graves disease. If unilateral
  • more tests...»

Double vision: Animations

Medications or substances causing Double vision:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Double vision as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Double vision:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Double vision as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Ritalin and Dilantin interaction
  • Carbamazepine and Isoniazid interaction
  • Carbamazepine and Levetiracetam interaction
  • Carbamazepine and Metoclopramide interaction
  • more interactions...»

Double vision: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Double vision may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Double vision

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Double vision:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Double vision. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Double vision: Deaths

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Double vision: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Double vision: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Double vision:

The condition in which a single object appears as two objects. Also called "double vision." (from medterms.com)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Visual impairment in which an object is seen as two objects; "diplopia often disappears when one eye is covered"
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Organs affected by Double vision:

The list of organs typically affected by Double vision may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Double vision

The list below shows some of the causes of Double vision mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Double vision?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Double vision. Of the 221 causes of Double vision that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 7 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 7 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 209 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Double vision:

The following list of conditions have 'Double vision' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Double vision:

The following list of medical conditions have Double vision or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Double vision Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Double vision based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Double vision?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Double vision, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Double vision:

    Diplopia
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Double vision:

    Subtypes of Double vision:

    Double Vision in Both Eyes (43 causes), Double Vision in One Eye (16 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Double vision:

    Vision changes (2526 causes), Vision distortion (1970 causes), Visual problems (2143 causes), Vision symptoms (2526 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Double vision:

    Blurred vision (982 causes), Peripheral vision loss (72 causes), Vision changes (2526 causes), Strabismus (266 causes), Diabetes (212 causes), Graves disease (10 causes), Eye muscle trauma, Damage to nerves controlling eye muscles, Head trauma (8 causes), Brain tumor (27 causes), Infection (1293 causes)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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    Medical News summaries about Double vision

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Double vision

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