I opened my eyes I had severe double vision?
I blew my nose yesterday at lunch and when I opened my eyes I had severe double vision, it lasted 30 minutes. Very hard to walk. I was wondering if I had a cerebral aneurysm. A mild one because I have no symptoms and all is well now. Each eye was seeing just one thing but crossed and one eye seeing up and the other down.
Medications: Lisinopril, 20mg. Blood pressure
General Information: Went to e.r. but a long wait and I felt normal. This has never happened before.
Sneezing or blowing your nose will increase pressure on the eye itself which may affect the retina, nerves or eye muscles. The resulting double vision may be temporary if it is also related to fatigue, dry eyes, head injury, medications, alcohol or drug use. But it may be more serious if it is due to some other eye disorder. You should consult with an ophthalmologist right away and get your eyes checked. If the problem is not in the eye itself, you will need to get evaluated for other underlying conditions which may have caused the problem.
Thanks for the query..
Double vision after sneezing can be due to causes like eye lens problems (dislocation), an impinged muscle, or injury to nerves or other tissues in the eye.
If there are no associated symptoms then it is probably related to eye and not any other cause..
Other causes that can cause double vision are Keratoconus, severe anxiety and panic attack, Multiple sclerosis, Aneurysms, side effects of certain medications etc..
But these conditions also have associated symptoms other than Double vision or Diplopia.
So my suggestion is to first of all get an Eye test done by an Eye specialist or an Ophthalmologist and not Optometrist..
If everything is fine then it is good, but in case if the symptoms recur further investigations like an MRI Scan might be needed..
Hope this helps..