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When you cover the left eye do you still have double vision?
Yes, I'm available. Yes, when I cover the left eye the condition persists.
Have you had cataract surgery in the past in that eye?
No, I have been told that I have cataracts, but that surgury might be years away.
Do you have macular degeneration or diabetes?
I have diabetes.
Is it well controlled?
Yes, typically about 130 fasting.
And you say the vision has been declining over the past 2 weeks?
Yes, that's part of the reason that I'm concerned.
if someone were to look at you, does the right eye look turned in or out?
I think it is most likely related to your cataract or the macula. Since you are a well controlled diabetic, and I am presuming you dont have macular degeneration, it must be that the lens in involved. Additionally, you could have had a stroke in that eye. However, it is unusual to have progressive decline in vision and double vision at the same time.
I strongly recommend that you see your ophthalmologist soon!
I'm not sure. My wife just looked at me from about 2 ft away an dsays that my left eye looks like it might be turned in a bit. BTW, I wear contact adjusted mono-vision. My left eye reads and my right sees distance.
you vision has declined from base line correct?
Thursday of last week, one of my eyes became very bloodshot. We gave it little thought - not even sure which eye it was.
Have your wife look at you while you look to the right- do both eyes move together?
one moment please
I don't think that has anything to do with the double vision
ok- that is good. It tells me that you have not had a stroke to the muscle of the eye
Have you had trauma to the eye lately?
should I assume any degree of urgency when scheduling opthalmologist?
No trauma or falls
I would try to get in this week! I always see my patients quickly when they complain of rapid decline in vision.
Make sure you see an ophthalmologist not an optometrist.
It may delay your treatment if there is something that needs urgent attention
Thankyou. I think you.ve given all the info that you can from remote situation.
Good luck!! I am hoping that you just need cataract surgery soon! That is simple and easy to treat!