Ophthalmologist Questions High Blood Pressure

My dad is suffering from hypertension. Of late he has been complaining of double vision. Are the two related?

My dad is 67 years old and has been suffering from high blood pressure and hypertension. Lately, he has been having difficulty with reading and double vision. Could there be a connection between the two?

7 Answers

Hypertension may cause cranial nerve palsy therefore he may get double vision from eye muscle not moving appropriately.
They can absolutely be related. He should see an ophthalmologist right away.
There certainly could be a relationship. Anyone with true acute onset double vision should be evaluated urgently by an ophthalmologist.

Stephen M. Hamilton, MD
www.eyeconsultants.net
There could probably be a relationship. He should see both his Family MD and an eye MD.
Double vision, otherwise known as diplopia, has multiple possible causes. Most commonly it is related to a small blood clot to one of the muscles that move the eye. These usually resolve in 6 to 12 weeks. However, rarely, more dangerous causes can exist. In any case an eye examination is an absolute necessity
Yes, it’s possible like if a stroke occurs affecting the eye muscles and control of eye movements.
YES!! Please have him checked by a competent ophthalmologist or neuroophthalmologist!! He might have Temporal arteritis, which can be a life-threatening condition!!