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My fiance is 28 and has perfect vision. He has never had any health problems and is physically active and eats very healthily.

About two weeks ago, he was playing video games in the evening, his eyes went a little wonky so he went to bed thinking he was just tired. He woke up the next morning with double vision. One image is about 5 inches above the other! It's not getting any better and he's getting headaches all day now from the stress of unfocused images.

When it first happened he wasn't in any pain or discomfort.

When he looks up, the images focus, when he looks straight ahead he sees double.

The optometrist said there's still nothing wrong with his eyes and says it's something to do with the signal not traveling properly from his eye to his brain.

We have an appointment for a neurologist now, but it's making me really nervous!! Crying or Very sad

Does anybody know what this could possibly be!!
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replied January 23rd, 2008
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I was driving in a bad snow storm and got double vision. That was ten years ago and I still got it. I was told it was a mini stroke. My eye is cross now and I was told if I get it fix it would be very bad. All the doctors says it is the wiring from the eye to the brain. I have check it out over and over again. still no help out there for it. I have to sit side way in a car to drive right. jack
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replied February 20th, 2008
Last summer my mother was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis and double vision was her only symptom.
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replied September 14th, 2009
Double Vision
The same thing happen to my eyes I have had every kind of mri brain scan and head xray with the exception of my sinus everything comes back Normal. Good luck if your husbands doctor comes up with a diagnosis please send a reply I have spent thousands of dollars for the same result everything is normal This happened to me three years ago from time to time my vision will go normal then back to double again.
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replied November 27th, 2012
2 months ago I noticed all at once my vision was double. I am 25 and have never had any health problems so I let it go hoping it would go away. It never really changed, 2 of everything that I looked at, but with either single eye open my vision was fine. No glasses/contacts. After an MRI, CT Scan, blood work, and a few different neurologist and ophthalmologist visits I was sent to a sinus doctor for "non related" signs on my MRI. After looking the sinus doctor put me on steroids to bring down my sinuses (which I had NO symptoms of). The double vision went away! I had sinus surgery over a week ago and I feel great and have normal vision. Worth getting looked at, sinuses fill the space between your eyes and too much pressure can cause the eye muscles to get tired and cause double vision. I hope this helps!
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replied September 11th, 2010
double vision
same thing happened to my husband he is healthy 42 took a nap woke up w double vision in his left eye! we also got an MRI afraid it was a stroke or annuerism. the eye specialist said it was the cranial/optic nerve. nothing can be done it will come back. it has been 3 weeks now and nothing has improved he wears a patch over his eye to avoid getting sick from his double vision.
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replied October 1st, 2010
Hi I'm 20 yrs old and about 2 weeks ago I developed double vision and its constant. I have no previous vision problems and I have 20/20 vision. I've seen a number of doctors and no one knows the cause. They keep telling me my eyes are healthy and I have no tumor. I also experience pins and needle sensations in my mouth and finger tips which no one knows why I get them either. If anyone knows why this could be happening I would greatly appreciate a reply.
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replied July 9th, 2012
Hello, i was at the doctors office waiting to see him, and went outside for a break, and all of a sudden I started seeing 2 of everything. I couldn't even drive home. The doctor told me it was something that had nothing to do with my eyes. So i saw another doctor at Grady and he said i was fine and i could drive. I told him no i am not fine and i want to see another doctor. I did and he told me exactly what it was. I don't remember what it was he told me. But it is not listed on the sites. He said give it a couple of weeks and it would go away by itself. About 4 hours later my vision was comming back. And 2 weeks later i was driving,and never had double vision again. I do not remember the eye doctors name that i saw at Grady hospital, but he knew what he was talking about.
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replied October 5th, 2010
For me, double vision turned out to be a symptom of Intracranial Hypertension, also known as Pseudotumor Cerebri. Other symptoms include headaches, dizziness and whooshing or heartbeat sounds in one or both ears. It mimics the symptoms of a brain tumor, but is actually due to high cerebrospinal fluid pressure.

For me, the onset of the double vision was sudden, too. I'm on a medication now which helps.

It's not a real common disease, but it's worth asking your doctor about ... especially if everything else is checking out normal. I wish you all the best in finding answers. I know how scary this is!
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replied October 23rd, 2011
I got double vision 3 days ago
I got double vision three days ago, while driving on the Intrastate. Pulled over and switched drivers. Got talked into an emergency room visit that night. Fourteen hours later they let us go home, after CT scan, MRI, blood tests and complete eye exam. The only thing they can find is the "sixth orbital nerve" has gone out for now, in the outside corner of my right eye. I'd had a sinus pinch on the other side of my eye for a week, so they gave me Bactrum antibiotic to take care of that. Just wondering how long this will last. If I look to the far right, total double vision. Somewhat better but still overlapping, if I look straight ahead. To the far left, normal vision. At least I put black paper inside my sunglasses' right lense today, which made it okay to watch a football game. (Covering either eye makes it normal again). Time to get an eye patch tomorrow.
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replied December 27th, 2013
Double Vision
I got double vision about 8 months ago. One day, while
playing video games, my left eye went completely blurry, so I stopped and went to bed that night.Next morning, I woke up fine with just a bit of blurry vision in my left eye. Then, one day while examining my eyes in the mirror, I unvoluntarily turned my eye. I've had double vision since then. I went to the ophthalmologist and said everything was fine and prescribed me prisms. He said I'd see fine with them. But I don't. I still see double. Now I got another appointment with him in a couple of days. My mom thinks I'm just being paranoid. I got another appointment for an EEG since I also suffer from Epilepsy. I also booked an appointment with a Neurologist. I still can read and watch TV with difficulty, but all of this has m3 very nervous...my mom says if I keep up with my attitude, she will place me in ward for mentally ill people. God please, I'm not crazy! I'm just DESPERATE. SOMEONE help me please!
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