How is Double Vision Detected?
The most important factor when you advise that you have double vision is to determine the root cause. The first step in this process is a comprehensive eye examination which will include: Dilated Eye Exam/Slit Lamp Examination – a comprehensive examination of your eye and retina Tonometry – measuring your intraocular pressure Ophthalmoscopy – evaluating any optic nerve damage Visual Acuity and Refraction – testing your vision in each eye and determining whether there is a refractive error such as astigmatism causing your double vision Your eye doctor will also carefully evaluate the ability to move your eyes in all directions. Inability to move your eyes in all directions could be an indication of a nerve palsy. If these tests determine that a neurological problem may be the basis of your double vision, further testing including an MRI and/or CT-scan may be necessary. You will also be referred to our specialist in Neuro-ophthalmology for evaluation and treatment. How is Double Vision T