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When she closes one eye, does the double vision go away?
So. This is an important point and I want to make sure I understand you correctly. You mother has double vision with both eyes open. When she then closes one eye, the double vision does NOT go away. Correct?
Correct - she said when she closes one eye "it doesn't help much"
Which eye, when open, has the double vision?
She wasn't specific - and isn't here for me to ask.
I am guessing that she would have closed her right eye, as that is pretty much her tendency.
Ok. The causes of double vision with one eye closed are very, very different then the causes of double vision with both eyes open, that then goes away with closing one eye. If she, indeed, had multiple images with one eye open, it is important to learn in what eye this is happening in and ask more about the status of that eye. Does this make sense to you?
Is it possible to get more specific information from your mother?
Yes, what you say makes sense. I can get more specific information, but not at this time (she is sleeping and I do not want to wake her up.)
I understand. How about if we just put this question on hold until she wakes up and then we can get back at it. I should be around the computer most of the day today. Will that work for you?
Are you still there?
Sometimes our chat system has gremlins and stops sending messages back and forth. I"m not sure if you can still see my messages. If I don't hear back in a few moments I'll switch to Q&A mode and then we can continue to work on this question when your mom is awake. Q&A mode is slower then chat -- you have to reload the page after sending/receiving a message, but it never goes on the fritz.
Yes, I am still here (had to make a new pot of coffee.)
I would like to put this on hold until Mom awakens. Thank you.
My mother is up. She told me that she doesn't remember if there was a difference when she tried closing an eye. She also told me that she occasionally has to close her left eye to see more clearly.