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What Causes Double Vision?

Double vision can cause serious problems in your life and should be treated as soon as possible. There are several different causes of double vision, and we want you to be fully aware of all of them.

  • Cornea Problems. Problems in the cornea often cause double vision because the affected eye surface distorts incoming light. However, only one eye is damaged, and covering that eye could make the double vision go away.
  • Lens Problems. Cataracts are a big source of double vision when it comes to the lens, but it can be corrected with minor surgery.
  • Muscle Problems. If a muscle in one eye is weak, that eye can’t move smoothly with the healthy eye, which then causes double vision.
  • Nerve Problems. A few problems, including multiple sclerosis and uncontrolled diabetes, can cause nerve damage and double vision.
  • Brain Problems. Visual processing takes place in the brain so many different causes of double vision occur in the brain. Some common examples are strokes, aneurysms, brain pressure from trauma, brain tumors, and migraine headaches.

If you recognize the symptoms of double vision and even realize some of the causes of your problem, don’t hesitate to contact us or your doctor for further help.

Dr. Benjamin Lynch
Boston Mountain Eye Care
350 E Sunbridge Drive | Fayetteville, AR | 72703
479.442.3838 |