July 24, 2016
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Double Vision (cont.)

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What types of doctors treat double vision?

Eye doctors (optometrists and ophthalmologists) can perform the assessment and treat contributing ocular diseases. The primary-care doctor (internist or pediatrician) can treat underlying systemic diseases that cause double vision, and in some cases, specialists such as neurologists, endocrinologists, and neurosurgeons may be called upon to provide treatment.

Is it possible to prevent double vision?

If the underlying cause is preventable, your physician will suggest ways to minimize chance of recurrence.

What is the prognosis for double vision?

The prognosis is dependent on the underlying cause. Monocular diplopia due to blurred vision has a good prognosis as long as the underlying cause of the blur is correctable. Binocular diplopia may resolve with treatment of the underlying cause, however, in some instances, there may be permanent misalignment of the eyes due to nerve or muscle damage or scarring. In this situation, glasses with prisms might help, as well as surgical alignment in some instances.

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"Overview of diplopia"
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/26/2016

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/double_vision/article.htm

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