Hello are you available to chat?
so the diplopia is only intermittent
Does it occur when both eyes are open, or even when you close one eye?
that is correct...just during the golf round and now just when I wake up which I just noticed (paying more attention now I guess)...I noticed it when I put my glasses on to see what time it is on the bedroom clock across the room when I wake up
both eyes have to be open for it to occur
i can see with great visual acuity (corrected) with either eye on its own
how many times have you had the episodes of diplopia
just playing golf and then consistently when I wake up from a nap or when I wake up in the morning...the latter was just discovered about 2 days ago but I might not have been paying attention to that before
the golf item was just one round...played yesterday and was just fine...but not propane heater was involved
It is highly unlikely that the after all this testing- it is related to the carbon monoxide poisoning (assuming that they test that too)
they did not test that...unfortunately. I also tend to agree. When I woke up this morning, I grabbed my oximeter (I happen to have one) to see if it was occurring due to low O2 levels in my blood (which might have also occurred with the CO in the golf cart)...and that was not an issue...now I am seeking other explanations because I still do not believe TIA is the answer
Your symptoms may be related to a decompensated phoria-
say what?...try that one again
allow me to explain
In order for us not to have double vision the eyes must be perfectly aligned
this a condition in which the directions that the eyes are pointing are not consistent with each other.
ok...now what...I plan to see an opthamologist this week also...is it correctible without using a prism since the images coverge after such a short period of time?
I also plan to get a second opinion with another neurologist this week
In some people as they age, one of the eyes may start to drift,especially in times of high stress or fatigue. This will usually be intermittent and progressively worsen
GREAT- it looks like you know about this condition
not really, you are the first person to bring it up but the investigation is just getting started on my end
yes- your ophthalmologist will test you for that and if it is necessary give you prisms.
how would a prism work if the condition is intermittent?
It really is not too worrisome- and easily correctable.
If this is the condition
true...if this is the condition
so...not knowing how this forum works...are we done and I need to hit the accept button below or if you have other ideas I am listening
There is also condition called myasthenia gravis which I am sure you will be evaluated for.
yes, I have heard of this...the "weak eye muscle" thing?
This is probably not the case of your symptoms because in myasthenia it occurs later on the day
that is not occurring with me at all
exactly- I am just putting it on the differential list but my suspicion is that you are having a decompensated phoria
I am gladThat you will see your doctor this week.
I see...so that is what I need to be talking about most likely in my appointment
well, I want to get to the bottom of this
I just don't believe this presents itself as a classic TIA at all and have said all along that it is ocular in nature
your doctor will do extensive testing - as we all do when a patient has diplopia
ok...I am looking forward to that....
I agree- you would not have a recurrent tia in the SAME location and have a normal CT/MRI
Keep me updated and gooodluck
well thanks for your time...I will hit the accept button and you have a great new year.