"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Into that heaven of freedom it should be our intent. ( my adaption from Rabindranath Tagores famous lines)

Monday, June 13, 2005

Double Vision 2

Double Vision (Diplopia)
A few days back I had the misfortune of being confronted with this eye problem of double vision, also called Binocular diplopia. Diplopia causes a person to see two images of a single object. There are two types of double vision: monocular and binocular. Monocular diplopia is double vision in only one eye. The double vision continues in the affected eye even when the other eye is covered. The doubling does not go away when you look in different directions. What I have is Binocular diplopia - double vision related to a misalignment of the eyes. Binocular diplopia, however, does go away when either eye is closed. I see a double vision when I open both eyes. However if I closed one eye, I clearly see a single image, near or far. Any problem that affects one or more of the muscles around the eyeball that control the direction of the gaze can cause binocular diplopia. Besides, nerves can be injured by brain damage caused by infection, multiple sclerosis, stroke, head trauma or a brain tumor. If the specialist, after his examination feel that further investigations are required you may need to have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or (CT) scan, etc. Fortunately my Super Neuro Ophthalmologist was of the opinion that as a result of my medical history ( previously having had a Stroke and Heart attack ) and age (77 yrs) and his tests , that the indications were a muscle dysfunction or a mild paralysis of this or the cranial nerve, and it should resolve itself in 8 weeks to 6 months. Presently I am wearing a patch over one eye to prevent visual confusion till the new prism lens arrives. This is for distance vision. The Neuro Ophthalmologist, by holding my head in his hands and moving it in different directions was able to prescribe the Prism Lens ( #4, in this case) to be incorporated in my new spectacles. However in near vision I will have to close the weaker right eye.
I will relate to you how it happened but I give below some sketches made by me after the specialist examined my eyes.


  • At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hello mr Chandru

    I visitet your hosite to look for Goduko but fell for your double vision pages.

    haven´t read them yet but perhaps you are the type that would ponder upon a phenomena I experiensen but haven´t foundt any explenation of.

    Several eyedoctors ( "opto - something" :-)) ) I´ve asked looked funny at me and said nothing.

    I´ve experienced the same double vission you describe and having taken an edukation in computervision and thus leaned something about how the brain percive I was surprived one day when I with one eye closed was able to see a doublevision with only one eye !!

    The phenomena was clearest on slim objects with high contrast such as TV antennas and slender twigs.

    Do you have a comment or explanation.

    PS I don´t know what a blogger id is so here are one of me email adresses :


    Yours B. Nielsen

  • At 7:12 PM, Blogger crazythink said…

    1. By Goduko , I suppose you meant Sudoku. What did you find in my site on that ?
    2. Your double vision is different from mine. Yours is MONOCULAR DIPLOPIA, I think. Suggest you first goto the site
    and then see an optometrist. Yours may be minor like "dry eye" or serious.
    3. My double vision is 90 % cured on its own as indicated.
    4. For blogger id visit www.blogger.com

  • At 8:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Leaving work yesterday afternoon I experienced my first double vision episode. As I approached my car I suddenly was seeing double. I opened my car, sat down closed my eyes for a moment opened them and still had double vision. I took a drink of water and after approximately 2 minutes I was seeing normal. I drove home changed clothes, went to the gym for my weekly basketball workout. I played for 1 hour and lifted weights for another 30 minutes with no reaccurance to this point. what comments do you have?

  • At 11:13 AM, Blogger crazythink said…

    You have not stated your age. You dont even say whether you wear specs.I presume you are between 30 to 35. So i can only believe it as an isolated instance . If you have it at any other time read my note carefully and consult an opthalomogist.

  • At 12:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hello, I had a similar experience early 2006 when I woke up one morning and binocular double vision had set in. Four different doctors have not been able to identify the cause. No signs of ocular MG, no history of MS, the MRI's showed no sign of stroke or tumor. A opthomologist specializing in muscle control of the eye, said he didn't believe it was a mechanical problem. We tried a prisim but the deviation went from 6 to 11 to 33 degrees. Seems like its a moving target. To date I just use an eye patch and wait. Any new information concerning your double vision? Hard to find others with diplopia to converse with.

  • At 2:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    I have a problem of monocular diplopia.I am experiancing this since 7 years.Initially double vision is only vertical at that time docters suggested glasses.By using the glases my problem is solved but later the problem increased more.The double vision oimage is more and more thick even by using the glasses also problem is not solved.

    Now i am experiancing very serious problem i am seeing double vision in all the directions.

    Please suggest me for the solution and give the contact information of doctors who can solve the problem.

    Please please please help me as it related to eyes and life.

    My age is 25.I am male.

    Waiting for u r reply.

  • At 2:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My id is madhu2302@gmail.com.
    please give ur suggestions.

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