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i went to specsavers opticians and then an eye emergency department
hi are you there?
hi yes they did
they said the lenses in my glasses did not line up with my pupils
but the optician was not sure if that was the problem and mentioned something called keractonus?
no, well they refered my to a consultant at the eye hospital , incase i wasted another £200 and the new glasses did not work, i must add the optician did not think that would make me have diplopia and there was another cause
Okay, let me put you at ease here. Monocular diplopia (or diplopia that is happening only when one particular eye is open) is almost universally a refractive cause, or something changing the refractive status of the eye. Let me elaborate...
95% of the time, this refractive problem is caused by an inappropriately corrected refractive error that you have. That can range anywhere from not having the correct prescription in your glasses to having the glasses decentered (as you were told yours were). So, yes, having your glasses decentered can absolutely cause this type of phenomenon!
ah ok thankyou, i mean it happens in both eyes but invdividually if you get what i mean
Does that make sense?
yes it does, thankyou
does it still apply if its happening with both eyes?
but is monocular in nature
Absolutely--if both eyes' lenses are decentered, it can still do this.
ok thankyou, i mean iv had the same glasses for like 12 months and just one day i woke up put my glasses on and the ghosting occured,
That is a bit odd, I admit. But even still, monocular diplopia is almost never a sign of anything serious, like a brain tumor. Yes, keratoconus can cause this also, but that isn't a life-threatening condition, and it would also be an odd presentation for it. I suspect that you are likely just in need of new glasses, but the complete dilated eye exam by the ophthalmologist is the most important thing, just to rule out other things that can cause this (again, which are almost never serious). I wouldn't trust an optician to diagnose causes of monocular diplopia, anymore than I would trust a chef to do heart surgery.
one last question, is it possible a brain tumour would cause this, last 6 months iv been suffering terrible headaches and have had a ct scan and it was all clear so im just wondering if that could cause the double vision possibly
haha ok thankyou
No, brain tumors don't cause monocular diplopia--if your CT of the head was normal, that essentially rules out a brain tumor also. Headaches are very common, unfortunately, and usually aren't the sign of some significant neurological issue. Try to relax with this because I seriously doubt anything serious is going on here.
ok thanks very much you have put me at ease
Do you have any other concerns or questions about this topic?
no you have covered everything, im very greatfull for that
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Hi sorry me again lol, just another question when i look at text on a pc or on tv i get an image below and above the actual image, so would this mean that i suffer from polyopia and not diplopia? on other things this is not the case, thankyou