Written by Dr. Rashida Shabbir Tankiwala , Diplomate of National Board (DNB) | 
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Apr 18, 2016

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Double Vision

Double vision is a very troublesome visual disorder. Ability to read, walk and perform common activities is disrupted due to double vision. Depending on the cause, other symptoms may be present with double vision.

Double vision itself is a symptom of some other disease. It can be associated with other symptoms depending on its cause like:

  • Squint
  • Pain around the eyes
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Droopy eyelids

Diagnosis of Double vision

Double vision that's new or unexplained requires immediate medical attention as it could be a sign of a potentially serious condition. Various tests are done to diagnose the cause for double vision like blood examination, a physical examination, and imaging studies like computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging(MRI).

References:

  1. Ophthalmology, dermatology, ENT, By Seau-Tak Cheung
  2. Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Motility Disorders, By Alec M. Ansons, Helen Davis
  3. Binocular vision and orthoptics: investigation and management, By Sandip Doshi, Bruce J. W. Evans
  4. A Dictionary of Neurological Signs, By Andrew J. Larner

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