Ophthalmology & Optometry/double vision

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I am 47 years old and have cataracts that is what the eye doctor

thinks and also a corneal scar in one eye and double vision

doctor thinks caused by monocular diplopia

so then that means I guess as it is not binocoular that is not

dangerous from other bigger cause causing the double vision


the thing is sometimes it is quite bad I am not sure why it is

worse some days than others

also strange enough sometimes the double vision is above but sometimes it is below

I don't understand why it would change?

any ideas more ov what I have and just what to do about it

thank you in advance

Answer
Hi j.   It's very simple to ascertain if your double vision is binocular or monocular . Simply cover one eye. If the double vision disappears it is monocular .  The latter can be caused by many ailments among which is cataract, corneal edema, scarring, or irregularity, irregular corneal or lenticular astigmatism, and less likely, macular edema, macular scars ,  or macular degeneration.  You need to be properly diagnosed then treated to eliminate that . Good luck . Dr. Ken

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Any and all questions with regard to ocular ailments, eye diseases as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, etc , eye and visual sympomatology, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low or subnormal vision, pediatric vision conditions,and special and unique ailments will be discussed.

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36 years of clinical experience in opticianry and therapeutic optometry. Still in private practice with special interests in vision conditions, diagnosing and treating ocular ailments, prescibing treatment plans which include medicine, eyeglasses, and contact lenses primarily. Although surgery is not within the realm of my area of expertise, I co-manage many pre and post -op surgical cases which include Lasik and PRK procedures.

Organizations
New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians American Optometric Association

Education/Credentials
B.A.,1968, Hunter College of the City University of New York B.S.,1970, Pennsylvania College of Optometry O.D.,1973, Pennsylvania College of Optometry Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Administration Certification, New Jersey 1992

Awards and Honors
Clinical Efficiency Award, 1973, Pennsylvaania College of Optometry

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