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Diplopia Treatment Abroad

Diplopia Treatment Abroad


iplopia is more commonly known as double vision, or seeing two images of a single object. In most cases, double vision is caused from weakness in one or more of the muscles of the eye that control movement, and may even result in strabismus, or cross-eyes. Additional causes of double vision include cataracts, medical conditions, intoxication, and fatigue.

Eye function in vision results from a combination of actions and processes by eye muscles, the cornea, and the lens. These processes must work in unison, and if something is wrong with one aspect, vision may be interrupted. For vision:

  • The cornea (the clear part over the lens) allows light to enter the eye, focusing that incoming light.
  • The lens is located behind the pupil and helps to focus light onto the retina
  • Extraocular or muscles of the eye rotate the eye
  • Nerves transmit visual information from the eye to the brain
  • The brain processes the visual information input from the eyes

Double vision is caused by a number of issues including but not limited to:

  • Cornea infections including shingles or herpes zoster, corneal scars, and corneal dryness
  • Lens issues, including cataracts
  • Muscle issues, often caused by medical conditions such as thyroid conditions and autoimmune illnesses such as myasthenia gravis
  • Nerve issues may also affect the nerves that control muscles of the eye. Common causes for nerve damage in the eye muscles include but is not limited to un-control diabetes, and multiple sclerosis
  • Brain issues that caused lack of control or function by nerves that transmit information may be caused by brain tumors, migraine headaches, trauma, infection, aneurysms, and strokes


Common Treatments for Diplopia

Approaches to treatment for double vision depend on what is determined to be causing the double vision. Managing or correcting or reversing damage may restore vision. For example, surgery may be utilized to improve the strength of weekend eye muscles, or free muscles that have been pinched during surgery or trauma.

Conditions such as Myasthenia Gravis and diabetes can be controlled through medications, while other disease processes may be improved through surgery and/or medical therapies.

For individuals that don't respond to any of the above treatments, adaptive devices may help to reduce or minimize the double vision effects, such as wearing specially designed prism glasses or an eye patch.


How Much do Common Treatments for Diplopia Cost?

In the United States, LASIK eye surgery can run anywhere between $500-$1,000 per eye. In most cases, vision insurance does not cover the procedure in the United States, although some vision care insurance companies are starting to add it to their policies. In Thailand, the same procedure costs about $1,500. In India, the treatment is priced around $700, a substantial savings for medical tourists.


Who Treats Diplopia Conditions?

Licensed ophthalmologists trained and certified to perform refractive surgeries and vision corrective procedures, also trained and experienced in laser equipment and technologies can deal with diplopia as well as other vision problems.

If you want to know more, you can always contact us and ask for more info.

By: PlacidWay,

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