- Double vision:
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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 »
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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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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Real-life user stories relating to Double vision:
Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Double vision or relevant symptoms:
Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Double vision. Some of these are listed below :
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.
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.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Double vision may include these symptoms:
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Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Double vision:
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.
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Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:
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)
The list of organs typically affected by Double vision may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Double vision mentioned in various sources:
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:
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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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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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Double vision based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
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 :
Subtypes of Double vision:
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)
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