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Double Vision

Double vision is an interesting thing. In Neuroscience we discussed double vision a bit — but referring to it with the technical term, “diplopia.”

I won’t go into the cause of diplopia. A cursory search of the internet should lead you to some fairly good explanations.

I wanted to share a few pictures I found on the Internet. It’s a sort of simulated diplopia. And it feels weird looking at it. It feels totally wrong — I almost felt dizzy looking at these pictures. Maybe because the brain was trying to make sense of it all.

Well below are the pictures. Have fun with them.
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  • Is that Uma Thurman in the top photo? I had double vision once as I got a new prescription that was super powerful. I could see straight but if i moved my head, the double vision would start.

  • Is that Uma Thurman in the top photo? I had double vision once as I got a new prescription that was super powerful. I could see straight but if i moved my head, the double vision would start.

  • I’m pretty sure it is Uma.

  • I’m pretty sure it is Uma.

  • I was hospitalized due to double vision. Neurologist run MRI, EKG/Ultrasound, etc..all normal. Ophthalmologist test result, 20/20 vision. Seeing another Ophthalmologist Specialist on double vision, referred by the first Ophthamologist. Possibly diabetes. I’ve diabetes and on insulin, Novolog/pen and lantus injections.May try PRISM lens for temporary relief. Eye patch on left eye helps focus normal.

  • I was hospitalized due to double vision. Neurologist run MRI, EKG/Ultrasound, etc..all normal. Ophthalmologist test result, 20/20 vision. Seeing another Ophthalmologist Specialist on double vision, referred by the first Ophthamologist. Possibly diabetes. I’ve diabetes and on insulin, Novolog/pen and lantus injections.May try PRISM lens for temporary relief. Eye patch on left eye helps focus normal.

  • Darlena

    Thank goodness for these pictures. I have myasthenia gravis, diagnosed seven months ago. My ocular symptoms have been limited to drooping left eyelid and intermittent lack of focus in the right. Am taking Mestinon and have had everything under control until two days ago when I had my first experience with double vision. It looked exactly like these pictures. Was extremely scary. Even more so because I am out of the country and cannot contact my neuro. Anyway, took an extra Mestinon, sat still for about 20 minutes and it cleared up. Am not sure if this is an indication that my condition is worsening or if this was a one time thing. Anyway, thanks for the pics.

  • Darlena

    Thank goodness for these pictures. I have myasthenia gravis, diagnosed seven months ago. My ocular symptoms have been limited to drooping left eyelid and intermittent lack of focus in the right. Am taking Mestinon and have had everything under control until two days ago when I had my first experience with double vision. It looked exactly like these pictures. Was extremely scary. Even more so because I am out of the country and cannot contact my neuro. Anyway, took an extra Mestinon, sat still for about 20 minutes and it cleared up. Am not sure if this is an indication that my condition is worsening or if this was a one time thing. Anyway, thanks for the pics.

  • Alban

    I've been having diplopia myself for the last month. I checked my eyes at the doc/oft. and everything is perfect. The doctor recommended vitamins B but at the same I decided to get rid of my glasses, which I recently got, and now it's fading away. Can't really tell whether it was the glasses of the vitamins. I will put back my glasses on and see what happens.