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Suggest treatment for double vision in a BP patient

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: I have had symptoms of double vision since last Monday, my doctor gave me a new BP medication which has brought my BP to normal levels but I continue to have these symptoms. I have also had two eye examinations which did not reveal an ocular problem. My doctor asked me to return in two weeks but I am very concerned about my current state. The condition seems to be more pronounced when I am active and moving in well lit environments and less pronounced when I am idle in darker conditions. I can sit and work on a computer. Should I report to a clinic or emergency center immediately? I am confused.
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Answered by Dr. Geldon Fejzo (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Cerebral CT scan recommended

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I have been through your question and understand your concern.

Double vision, called diplopia is a neurological condition. It is caused by damage or injury of one of the nerves or muscles of the eye. You should schedule a neurological consult to evaluate your ocular movement and see at what direction the diplopia is more pronounced. That would help focus on the possible cause. A CT scan at least,(better an MRI) is recommended to rule out any organic or structural damage causing this condition. It is not an emergency but you should have a neurological consult soon.
Hope this helps. Wish you the best health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Geldon Fejzo (29 minutes later)
can I just walk into a medical clinic and ask for a neurologist? or must I call my doctor and ask for a referral?
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Answered by Dr. Geldon Fejzo (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
the referral option

Detailed Answer:
Hello. You should call your doctor for a referral I guess. Wish you the best health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
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Brief Answer: Cerebral CT scan recommended Detailed Answer: Hello. I have been through your question and understand your concern. Double vision, called diplopia is a neurological condition. It is caused by damage or injury of one of the nerves or muscles of the eye. You should schedule a neurological consult to evaluate your ocular movement and see at what direction the diplopia is more pronounced. That would help focus on the possible cause. A CT scan at least,(better an MRI) is recommended to rule out any organic or structural damage causing this condition. It is not an emergency but you should have a neurological consult soon. Hope this helps. Wish you the best health.