Double vision after a stroke

After a stroke, it is not uncommon for individuals to experience a range of neurological changes. Vision problems such as double vision are a common complication after a stroke.

seeing double after stroke

Double vision, or diplopia, occurs when the eyes do not focus on the same point. Consequently, this may be a result of damage to the brain’s control of the eye muscles. The condition can be temporary or long-term and in these circumstances requires specialized care and rehabilitation to manage and improve visual function.

Complications and treatment

After a stroke, which occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is additionally blocked, a variety of symptoms can occur depending on the damaged area. A common and sometimes noticeable problem is a feeling of double vision.

The cause of double vision after a stroke is often damage to the nerves that control the eye muscles. There may also be damage to the parts of the brain responsible for visual perception and its coordination.

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Rehabilitation

Treatment for double vision includes eye muscle training, use of prism glasses to correct vision. However, surgical procedures can also be used to adjust the eye muscles.

Rehabilitation and exercises that focus on improving
eye muscle function and eye coordination, are important to help patients manage double vision and then regain as much normal visual function as possible.

An early and continuous rehabilitation process can be essential to optimize outcomes and improve quality of life for those affected by this condition after a stroke.