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I have started to notice that I am seeing ghosting when

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Hi, I have started...

Hi, I have started to notice that I am seeing ghosting when looking at things from a distance. It seems to disappear the closer I get. I am short sighted and I work 5 days a week on a computer but I'm so worried about this now. Can yo help please?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you experienced any changes or blurriness in your vision? Eye pain? Are your eyes dry or bloodshot?

Only blurry when at a distance as I am short sighted. No eye pain that I can think of and no they are not dry or particularly blood shot

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Have you been having any headaches?

For the past 3 weeks, and no

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Eye
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Eye Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago
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Are you seeing double images, side by side?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No just above, not side to side. I think it's called ghosting?
Eye Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

I see. So you see two overlapping images, one slightly higher than the other? Does this occur with either eye closed, or only with both eyes open?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
but the above image is only very faint. I can see it in both eyes when each is covered and when both are uncovered
Eye Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

Double vision (diplopia) caused by both eyes failing to work together properly is known as binocular double vision. If you have binocular double vision, your vision will usually be normal if either eye is covered. If your vision is abnormal even when one eye is covered, this is known as monocular double vision and may be caused by any of the following disorders:

It can be caused by:

  • astigmatism, an irregularly shaped cornea, which is a refractive error
  • dry eye, which is when your eye does not produce enough tears
  • abnormalities of the cornea (eg keratoconus)
  • cataracts, an abnormality of the lens or lenses, (cloudy patches over the lens)
  • macular degeneration, an abnormality of the retina (typically affecting central vision),

These conditions would need to be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist or optometrist. They are all treatable, especially in the early stages.

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