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Were you examined by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist?.
If you close one eye, what happens to the double vision?
Examined by an ophthalmologist. Close one eye, see clearly without double vision. wearing a patch over one eye at a time for comfort.
Ok. Given your medical history it is possible that you have a sixth nerve palsy. This is common in diabetes and folks with cardiac issues like yours
At this point, as you have probably already figured out, I do not believe that your lipitor was to blame.
If he did a complete exam I'm sure he looked for any evidence of optic nerve swelling that might point to increased pressure inside your head as well as thought about more rare causes such as giant cell arteritis.
The good news? This will resolve on it's own without any therapy, usually within 6 months.
Until then, wearing the eye patch will "solve" the double vision but you will have to be careful as your depth perception will be off.
Does this make sense to you?
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