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Old 05-12-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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double vision ghosting????

Hello

about 3 weeks ago I was sick with a horrible cold and had bad mucus and then all of a sudden my ear clogged up so i went and took ear drops that went away, then a couple days later my right eye got double vision and i am seeing a ghosting vision. I went to the optomologist and he made me take the eye and orbitz MRi and everything came back normal except a sinus infection inflammation. I also went to the ENT, and he had suggested a corrodded artery and that came bacj alright. I went to go see him yesterday and he prescribed me glasses. I have worse vision with my glasses then without the glasses. He told me it is not the prescription that i have something wrong with me. So far the MRI said no MS, no tumor, nothing of that nature and that my brain is alright and that my muscles in my eyes are good too. I had a full examination prior to the mri and no glaucoma was noticed either. my opto has now ordered me to do a diabities test is this rediculous or do u think this was right of him to ask me for this? Also foremost he did try prisms in me and that made my vision worse... anyone else have this problem or what do u suggest???

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Old 05-13-2009, 05:55 AM   #2
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Re: double vision ghosting????

The testing and use of prisms suggests it's binocular double vision, but your post states it's in only the right eye. There's a big difference.
Diplopia (both eyes) can be caused by a number of things. Are you sure the ear and sinus problems are resolved? A bad infection can also cause sixth cranial nerve palsy that will result in double vision. The MRI would have shown that, I believe.

BTW, it's carotid artery.

 
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:00 AM   #3
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Re: double vision ghosting????

Thank you Keela for the reply. Yes it is only in the right eye which i am having the problem. From what my ENT said as well as also the opto he told me he didnt want to give me any anti biotic or any medication. I think the ear and sinus problem is gone. I dont have any mucus or anything else just the bad vision in the one eye. The mri didnt state anything else referring to the cranial nerve palsy showing. It is a big mystery to me what it is.


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The testing and use of prisms suggests it's binocular double vision, but your post states it's in only the right eye. There's a big difference.
Diplopia (both eyes) can be caused by a number of things. Are you sure the ear and sinus problems are resolved? A bad infection can also cause sixth cranial nerve palsy that will result in double vision. The MRI would have shown that, I believe.

BTW, it's carotid artery.

 
Old 05-14-2009, 06:06 AM   #4
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Re: double vision ghosting????

Well, what causes monocular double vision is usually quite different from the causes of diplopia. It is in the structure of the eye itself, whereas binocular dv is in the brain and eye muscles.
Sorry, I can't be of any help.

 
Old 05-14-2009, 10:59 AM   #5
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Re: double vision ghosting????




Hi Synderela ~

I can relate to your eye issue.

I've gone through & am still going through what seems to be the samething you discribe in your post.
For quite afew years now. O.Kay... Um, no less than 15yrs. When it started to become a noticeable annoyance, I became concerned due to the ever-so slight headache that was present too. It presented itself in my R- eye only, at the time: Blurriness, Unable to focus,dble and split vision. Due to the duration of the episodes and the varible strengths of headache or No headache and the occasional lightening shooting pain up the R-side of head near the eye. The inability to read a magazine or book for longer than 10min. without my vision fuzzing out, becoming split and seeing dbl. Nightime driving was an issue due to the on coming lights and the refractive disks & signs in the roadway would really exaserbate the visual split, blurriness and eye fatigue.
Of course this sent my thought process to the worst medical possibilities.
Then as the years presented more of the visual disturbances now in the L-eye also. That sent me going mentally again to the worst medical possibilities.
I too, went through the medical field just as you have throughout these many years. I'm thankful the Dr's covered the bases nothing drastic showed up to validate me for what I thought was going to be the worst medical problem one could go through. If only they could see what I was seeing and not seeing.

Then, one day I'd noted that a Sinus Headache was throbbing enough to warrent a Sinus tab. I took the tab and went on with my day. As early evening came about I am pleased to write that my Sinuses on the R-side were apparently swollen causing pressure against the nerves and blood flow in my eye. My vision in the R-eye stopped splitting, fuzzing out and seeing dbl. as drasticly as it was. My L-eye too.
I'd also noted that when my sinuses would be unknowingly and knowingly swollen/irritaded my glasses were of no help.

There was a time when the now noted Sinus issues would not go away and were quite annoying !! Day after day, Month after month...working with myself so I wouldn't have to go to the Dr.
I'd finally gone to the ENT. The Dr. took a culture from my nasal cavity then sent me for a Sinus X-ray. His office called me to inform me a few days later... I had a Staph infection in the nasal cavity. The top Mama of em all had to be in my Nose... Close to my Brain, Eyes, ect...All was cleared up with antibiotics.
I never had any amount of mucus or signs of what I thought was a Sinus infection.

So, in the Dr. mentioning the sinus infection do get that checked out and if your uable to at this time. You may find a bit of relief with the Sinus tab to get you by until your able to go... Hope your search for visual resolve will come soon.

Best Regards: DRAIN BAMAGED












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Old 05-15-2009, 07:00 AM   #6
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Re: double vision ghosting????

What a shame you had to put up with bad vision for so long when the solution was simple.

Synderala said the doc wouldn't give her antibiotics. That might be because he figured the infection was viral; but a secondary bacterial infection can develop.

The sinus route sounds promising; perhaps you'd better pursue it further. If it was a virus, maybe there is still swelling.

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Old 05-15-2009, 08:48 AM   #7
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Re: double vision ghosting????

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What a shame you had to put up with bad vision for so long when the solution was simple.

Synderala said the doc wouldn't give her antibiotics. That might be because he figured the infection was viral; but a secondary bacterial infection can develop.

The sinus route sounds promising; perhaps you'd better pursue it further. If it was a virus, maybe there is still swelling.



Hi ~ KeelaC

When you wrote: " What a shame you had to put up with bad vision for so long when the solution was simple".


That was my feeling exactly. On the other hand; The process to confirm what wasn't was good.


Knowing any kind of infection in the body is not good. It shows up in various an sundry ways. Keeping us guessing all the time.. I think, that's what is good about these Boards. So one can inquire, of these matters at hand. Giving a bit of light, in looking at a situation.
If it's a possibility, for example; The Sinus Pressure; Weather one feels it or not and the vision is as has been posted here. What a good way to consider the possibility and connect the dots. Hence, saving time ~ peace of mind and money.


Beings Synderela had ~ ~ ~

Hello

"about 3 weeks ago I was sick with a horrible cold and had bad mucus and then all of a sudden my ear clogged up so i went and took ear drops that went away, then a couple days later my right eye got double vision and i am seeing a ghosting vision".



I'd venture, this "cold" is still lingering ~

Giving this time enough for the body to heal. Then, if no improvement on the visual issue. I'd go back to the ENT and request a culture of the Nasal Cavity...


**** I'd sorta like to ask Synderela to keep us in the loop on how things are progressing...


Best to all.... DRAIN BAMAGED








 
Old 05-16-2009, 01:19 PM   #8
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Re: double vision ghosting????

Thank you for that long post. You maybe right that it could be a staph infection. I will definitely check it out. Also for now the past 3 days of me not wearing my glasses my eyes are alot better. I may have what u do have. I am suppose to go back to my opto on monday and see. Also I did take blood test for diabities and i didnt get that back either. I hope you are better with your vision and I am going to see what i can do about getting a sinus tab. I really appreciate someone telling me that I am not the only one who had this problem.



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Hi Synderela ~

I can relate to your eye issue.

I've gone through & am still going through what seems to be the samething you discribe in your post.
For quite afew years now. O.Kay... Um, no less than 15yrs. When it started to become a noticeable annoyance, I became concerned due to the ever-so slight headache that was present too. It presented itself in my R- eye only, at the time: Blurriness, Unable to focus,dble and split vision. Due to the duration of the episodes and the varible strengths of headache or No headache and the occasional lightening shooting pain up the R-side of head near the eye. The inability to read a magazine or book for longer than 10min. without my vision fuzzing out, becoming split and seeing dbl. Nightime driving was an issue due to the on coming lights and the refractive disks & signs in the roadway would really exaserbate the visual split, blurriness and eye fatigue.
Of course this sent my thought process to the worst medical possibilities.
Then as the years presented more of the visual disturbances now in the L-eye also. That sent me going mentally again to the worst medical possibilities.
I too, went through the medical field just as you have throughout these many years. I'm thankful the Dr's covered the bases nothing drastic showed up to validate me for what I thought was going to be the worst medical problem one could go through. If only they could see what I was seeing and not seeing.

Then, one day I'd noted that a Sinus Headache was throbbing enough to warrent a Sinus tab. I took the tab and went on with my day. As early evening came about I am pleased to write that my Sinuses on the R-side were apparently swollen causing pressure against the nerves and blood flow in my eye. My vision in the R-eye stopped splitting, fuzzing out and seeing dbl. as drasticly as it was. My L-eye too.
I'd also noted that when my sinuses would be unknowingly and knowingly swollen/irritaded my glasses were of no help.

There was a time when the now noted Sinus issues would not go away and were quite annoying !! Day after day, Month after month...working with myself so I wouldn't have to go to the Dr.
I'd finally gone to the ENT. The Dr. took a culture from my nasal cavity then sent me for a Sinus X-ray. His office called me to inform me a few days later... I had a Staph infection in the nasal cavity. The top Mama of em all had to be in my Nose... Close to my Brain, Eyes, ect...All was cleared up with antibiotics.
I never had any amount of mucus or signs of what I thought was a Sinus infection.

So, in the Dr. mentioning the sinus infection do get that checked out and if your uable to at this time. You may find a bit of relief with the Sinus tab to get you by until your able to go... Hope your search for visual resolve will come soon.

Best Regards: DRAIN BAMAGED












 
Old 05-17-2009, 07:35 PM   #9
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Re: double vision ghosting????

Tomorrow i am suppose to go back to the opto and he has to do some other testing. Also i think i am going to look into an ENT dr just for the heck of it after i get back my blood test results for diabetes. I am really sick of seeing double vision in my right eye now it will be 3 weeks tomorrow. I hate this. I am wondering if lasik would clear it up as the last result?

 
Old 05-18-2009, 06:28 PM   #10
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Re: double vision ghosting????

Hey again

Well for all who is reading the post, I got my diabetes test back and nothing wrong with any of my blood work either. Now the ophthalmologist is sending me to a pediatric ophthalmology to see if he can work on my motility for my eye. and if that don't work then he said surgery. cause he had worked with the prism factors and it took 25 prisms down to make my ghosting go away. Also he had dilated my eyes as well . I am typing right now as they are dilated. Anyone else ever do a pediatric ophthalmologist?

 
Old 05-19-2009, 06:13 AM   #11
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Re: double vision ghosting????

You've answered this question before, but please humour me. When you cover your right eye and open your left eye, your vision is fine. When you cover your left eye and open your right, your vision is ghosting. Is that correct?

The use of prisms and now talk of seeing a P.O., doing eye exercises, and maybe having surgery all indicate binocular diplopia, not monocular diplopia. In fact, ghosting in one eye might not be considered double vision at all.

P.O.s are the specialists in diplopia, so maybe he'll provide some answers.

 
Old 05-19-2009, 08:14 AM   #12
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Re: double vision ghosting????

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The testing and use of prisms suggests it's binocular double vision, but your post states it's in only the right eye. There's a big difference.
Diplopia (both eyes) can be caused by a number of things. Are you sure the ear and sinus problems are resolved? A bad infection can also cause sixth cranial nerve palsy that will result in double vision. The MRI would have shown that, I believe.

BTW, it's carotid artery.
Hi,

I have just been going through what I think is the same thing you are describing. It is however in my left eye only and I wouldn't so much call it double vision but a perfect shadow around everything when I look with just my left eye. It's like that shadow font you can choose on the computer. I have joked with the doctors saying perhaps my brain is starting to function in certain fonts because of extended use of the computer. I went to the retinal specialist etc. etc. they all have said everything is good and don't know what could be causing it. My doctor says it could be just from stress or he even mentioned sinus problems and lets see if it goes on its own. But as reading through the posts here and the one that mentioned sinus and taking a sinus tab I am going to try that and "see" what happens.

Thanks for the posts

 
Old 05-19-2009, 11:20 AM   #13
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Re: double vision ghosting????

When you cover your left eye and open your right, your vision is ghosting?
yes that correct on it. I do not have binocular dipolpia. I have monocular diplopia and he also said i have right esotropia. nothing else. I am going to
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dr napolitano who is in my medical insurance provider list and looking from what he can do and what not he looks reputable. my appointment is June 1st. I will let u all know what is going on from there.

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Old 05-20-2009, 05:32 AM   #14
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Re: double vision ghosting????

You didn't mention the esotropia. That means the right eye is turning in.
Should be interesting to hear what the PO says.

 
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You didn't mention the esotropia. That means the right eye is turning in.
Should be interesting to hear what the PO says.

I will keep you posted.

 
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