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I am a 57-year-old male with no underlying health conditions. This morning I had a 2 to 3 minute episode of double vision. No pain no discomfort. I have felt fine sense. Is this something I should be concerned about or is it possibly just a minor thing?
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Actually, after thinking about it, I would say the episode lasted less than a minute. My wife agrees.
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Hello,

Thank you for the question. I am Dr.A.S.Desai, certified ophthalmologist and I look forward to answering this question.

There can be a number of reasons for such double vision( diplopia). It includes ophthalmoplegic migraine, raised intracranial pressure, ischemia or reduced blood supply to one of the nerves supplying the eye muscles ( called third nerve), less significant conditions such as dry eyes.

I do not think that you should be too concerned about this one episode. With normal blood pressure and no underlying systemic conditions such as Diabetes mellitus/ hypertension/hypercholesterolemia, there is no risk factor for any of the above mentioned conditions for diplopia.

However any further episodes should warrant a detailed examination by your physician/ ophthalmologist.

Hope this helps you to take the right decision. Take care.

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