Diplopia in Miami, FL
Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute is one of South Florida’s leading treatment centers specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and management of neurological conditions and diseases such as diplopia. The neurologists and neurosurgeons at our Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale offices deliver expert, personalized care in a welcoming environment.
Diplopia, commonly known as double vision, is a symptom that should not be ignored. Singular clear vision is something that most of us may take for granted, however, singular vision works through an intricate process involving the opthalamogic and nervous systems. Double vision is generally caused by problems occurring in one or many of these systems including the cornea, eye muscles, nerves, lens, and brain.
What Are the Common Causes of Diplopia?
While the problem itself may not seem too serious, there could be several underlying problems that might need immediate attention. Look for the following:
- Cornea issues: Infections, shingles, scars, and dryness in the cornea can cause diplopia.
- Muscle issues: If the muscles present in one eye are weaker, that eye cannot keep up and move smoothly and efficiently like the healthier eye. These problems can result from myasthenia and Graves’s disease.
- Lens issues: Cataracts are amongst the most common eye-related problems and can cause double vision in one or both eyes.
- Nerve issues: Diabetes, and Guillain-Barre syndrome can cause diplopia.
- Brain issues: If the nerves connecting the eyes to the brain are affected, you can experience double vision despite the perfect functioning of the eye systems. Common causes for brain-related diplopia include brain tumors, aneurysms, strokes, migraines, internal bleeding, trauma, infection, or multiple sclerosis.
How Is Diplopia Treated?
We specialize in minimally invasive procedures to treat diplopia. First, we start by analyzing the extent and nature of the diplopia. We determine whether you are suffering from double vision in just one eye or both. We then order eye tests to determine the underlying cause of the problem and narrow it down to brain-, nerve-, cornea-, or lens-related problems.
Depending on the severity of the problem, there are many treatment options. New glasses may treat problems related to the cornea, as well as, eye exercises have also been known to improve the function.
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Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute doctors are experts in neurological disease management utilizing the latest techniques and treatment options available. Our patients benefit from individualized treatment plans. We have offices conveniently located in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale. Please call 786-401-4599 today to schedule your initial consultation!