Often called double vision or ghost images, diplopia is an eye condition that should be taken seriously. Patients with diplopia may see a certain single object twice (either horizontally or vertically) and may occur in one or both eyes. Double vision has many different central causes that range from mild to severe and is usually the result of an underlying condition. At The Eye Center of Southern Indiana, we take sudden changes in your vision very seriously and use a comprehensive approach to identify the underlying issue behind your diplopia. When you arrive for your consultation at our Bloomington, IN office, you will meet with one of our skilled eye doctors to talk about your symptoms and receive a personalized treatment plan.
DIPLOPIA CAUSES and TREATMENTS
Diplopia could be brought on by a number of complications, including common eye concerns, like dry eye syndrome. However, double vision can also be a sign of a more severe disease, like keratoconus, cataracts, or corneal dystrophy. In some cases, it may even be caused by an issue that's unrelated to your eyes, such as a brain tumor, brain swelling, a stroke, brain hemorrhage, or following a head injury. Some symptoms you may experience along with diplopia can include:
- Pain around the eyes
- Sagging eyelids
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
Once our team has determined the cause behind your double vision, we will provide you with a personalized treatment plan to manage it. Some treatments for diplopia can include prescription eye drops or special eyewear. Certain cases may need to be referred out to a specialist.
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Stop Seeing Double
When your vision changes suddenly, it's important to get professional help as soon as possible. Led by skilled eye surgeon R. Daniel Grossman, M.D., our team at The Eye Center of Southern Indiana takes every step to assess the health of your eyes and works with you to improve your vision and overall wellness. Contact our office in Bloomington, IN to take control of your health today.