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If you cover your good eye does the double vision go away?
Yes, it does.
Ok. Well, it sounds like you may have a cranial nerve palsy causing weakness to on of the muscles that move your eyeball. This can occur with viral infections.
The good news? It resolves without permanent damage in the vast majority of cases?
The bad new? It can take up to 3 months to go away.
That being said, it is a good idea to have a complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist to make sure nothing else is going on.
Does this make sense to you?
That is good news, thanks. Is there anything I can do until the cranial nerve palsy goes away? Is there any way to prevent damage? And I will schedule an appointment with an opthamologist. Thank you for the advice.
You can cover one eye with a patch to get rid of the double vision. There is no need to worry about damage from a nerve palsy since it resolves just fine....just make sure to confirm with an eye MD that this is what is going on.
My pleasure. I hope you feel better soon.
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