Neuro Ophthalmological Assessments Pietermaritzburg | Dr Enslin UysDouble vision treatment
Proptosis refers to the abnormal protrusion of the eyeball causing bulging eyes. The condition can occur in one or both eyes and can be due to a number of reasons. One of the common reasons is the side effect of hyperthyroidism. Other causes can include vascular lesion, tumours, pseudotumour or trauma.
Some common symptoms of eye proptosis include difficulty closing and moving eyes, drying of the corneas, and discomfort. Dr Enslin Uys will assess the severity of the condition using an exophthalmometer, which is a special kind of ruler, to measure the protruding eyes. If the measurements are outside of the normal range, more tests are required, and it may be necessary to go for blood tests, ultrasound, MRI scan or a biopsy.
Diplopia vision, or double vision, can occur in one eye (uncommon) or both (more common) and can occur for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is essential to know if the double vision disappears when you close one of your eyes. This distinguishes between monocular (one eye) and binocular (both eyes) causes. Secondly, it is essential to know if the double image is next to or on top of each other. This distinguishes between the horizontal and vertical cases. In some cases, there are no other symptoms other than distorted vision, although a pain in and around the eyes, headaches, and nausea can also occur.
Dr Uys is able to treat such conditions. In order to determine the reason for your diplopia, Dr Enslin Uys will perform a thorough eye examination and might request several tests, including blood tests, and imaging tests like CT or MRI scans. Treatment for double vision depends on the cause of the condition.
In the case of weak eye muscles, Dr Enslin Uys may recommend surgery. In some cases, such as when diabetes or Grave’s Disease are contributing factors, medication may be sufficient in treating the condition.