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It sounds like you are having double vision. This can be from a number of causes. Do you take any medicine or have any medical problems?
Yes.....quite a number of problems and quite a lot of medication
ok....well, the doctors at the AE were correct in sending you to the eye hospital for eval.
I'm worried that things may be going worse with having to wait so long before I see anyone
Then most common cause of sudden onset double vision in a person your age is sixth nerve palsey. This is usually secondary to underlying high blood pressure or diabetes. The good news is that this usually resolves in a few months without any long term issues.
My GP has just changed my blood pressure tablets. I had been taking them for about 5 days when this happened. Could this be the cause ??
My blood pressure is ok though
It is hard to tell if delaying until Tuesday will be a problem, however in most cases a few days delay in the diagnosis of the underlying cause is not a real problem. I think you will be ok
No. A change in BP meds should not have caused this. The fact that you have high BP, even though it is treated, is what can lead to the microvascular changes that lead to the nerve palsy
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