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I wear glasses and have bifocals I have astgmamtisma. Today

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I wear glasses and have bifocals I have astgmamtisma. Today I was bent over and when I came back up eveything was double and blurry and it has been that way for several hours now
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 3 years ago.

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Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

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Does it get better if you close one eye?

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Do you have any medical problems or take any medicines?

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Are you available to chat?

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 3 years ago.
I am still here and available to work on your question.....
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 3 years ago.
did you see my request for more information above?
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 3 years ago.
We can talk to each other here, kinda like text messaging.....We still need to come up with an answer to your question :)
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 3 years ago.
It sounds like you may have a decompensated phoria, or possibly a muscle palsey.

The first condition just happens for no apparent reason and is easily treated by prisms once stable. The second condition, many times, resolves on it's own within 6 months.

I suggest you make an appointment with an ophthalmologist sometime this week for a complete eye examination to determine the exact etiology of your symptoms. Once the cause is known, possible outcomes and treatments can be discussed.

The good news? This is not from a brain tumor or stroke.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes it gets a little better when I close one eye. I have several medical conditions and take severeral medications

 

I WILL HAVE TYPE SLOW DUE TO THIS

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 3 years ago.
That is OK. Did you see my post above? Your problem is with a muscle imbalance of your eyes. There are a number of things that can cause this and the best way to figure them out is with a complete exam by an eye MD.

What caused it to happen when you bent over today? It is impossible to tell. Does this make sense to you?

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