I have Diplopia. I had never come across this word until the doctor told me what I had! Without looking it up, would you have known what it was? Not me!
It started way back in January. I had a visitor and as we sat talking his face started to change… four eyes, two noses and two mouths… then it turned into two heads!
I had to see my ophthamologist. That means quite a long wait. At first she thought it might be Temporal Arteritis, but that was ruled out… then she tried prisms in the right lens of my glasses. I wore that for a month, but it didn’t help…and the double vision was getting worse. After three visits, she referred me on to “the muscle man” as she called him.
Again, there was another wait to see him. He prescribed a change in my glasses…. Then back to him again. The double vision had been getting worse. He tested my eyes and said I was seeing better! Then he said there was nothing he could do for me… come back in 6 months! (I don’t think so!)
I am very grateful that the double vision is not all the time. I have learned to make use of the “good” times and rest when I need to.
Now maybe you will understand why I haven’t been very consistent with my posts.