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Occasional onset of double vision, headache on temple on moving head. Temporary relief with neck exercises. Guidance?

When sitting down I get the occasional double vision and when lying down get a headache in top right temple when I move my head. I have visited GP and can find nothing. Two other people I know have had similar symptoms. They have been to optician and GP nothing found. One was given exercises for neck . I have also been to Chiropractor who gave neck a tweak it got better but has come back again.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Based on the symptoms, I feel most likely, you may not have any serious neurological illness.

Intermittent double vision indicates weakness of muscles of eyeballs. A neurological disease that can cause this is myasthenia gravis. In this condition , other symptoms may include drooping of eyelids, difficulty in speaking, swallowing, chewing food, etc. An examination by a neurologist would be helpful in excluding this condition.

However, the most likely cause could be eye muscle strain. For this, you need to take rest and relax.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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