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Does blinking help?
no. that makes no difference
Do you see two images or "ghost" image when you have both eyes open?
no. just one image but it's moving
It sounds like you may have some mild weakness of one of the muscles that move your eyeball (there six per eye). This can be associated with your viral syndrome. The good news? Issues like yours tend to resolve by themselves with no residual problems. :-)
OK. Thanks. Do you have any idea how long that would normally take? Its been like this for 4 days or so now.
It could, of course, also be other problems but, at his point I don't think there is any need to do a large workup for these less common conditions.
This varies from person to person. I'm sorry to say I've seen it take as much as 4 months to clear up :(
and is there anything I can do to help it.
That being said, your issue seems to be on the mild side so, hopefully, you will be better in a few weeks.
I would try using some artificial tears 3 to 4x/ day. Sometimes this can help.....
Other then that you just have to wait to the muscles to recover from the virus.
Just done a google search and found pencil push ups... will this help or am I best letting nature take its course?
I must admit that I have never found pencil pushups to be of much value at all.....It won't hurt anything to do them, of course, but in my opinion it won't help either
I have seen an opthalmologist and had an MRI which has rules out any sinister causes. In a brief telephone conversation he suggested that I may have a decompensating exophoria. He is sending me to see someone to measure the deviations.
My question is, is this the same as you were suggesting in your original answer and can I still expect to see this resolve in a few weeks. Obviously I am concerned that they may be permanent damage.
To update my symptoms, I do not get so much of the 'wobble' now, I guess because my brain nis getting used to it. However I still get the feeling that my eyes are not keeping up with each other. When the optometrist did some tests he found that when he covered one eye, then the other I had to shift my gaze upwards to focus on the same spot.
I am bit bit confused as to why it would appear so suddenly. I have had absolutly no problems with vision at all other then wearing glasses. I get a cold and in the space of a single day I have a problem.
I'm clutching at straws a bit here but if I have been fine up until a couple of weeks ago when I got the cold is it possible that I am still affected by the virus and when this goes away (in a few weeks as per your original thoughts) I will go back to accomodating to the problem that I have apparently always had?
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