Double Vision lasting for a few seconds

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6 weeks ago I was in work just in office when suddenly I had double vision this lasted a couple of minutes I went to gp and they referred me to an eye specialist. They could'nt find anything wrong with my eyes and said my eyes werent the problem. Anyway yesterday the same thing happened again double vision but only for about 30 seconds.Went back to gp and they are now referring me to neurologist. I am worried sick has anyone else had this happen to them? I know this sounds stupid but I was hoping it was because I need glasses and that was the problem. A friend said it could be a migraine but I didnt get a headache with them and they didnt last long the last one I did feel a bit dizzy with it. Any help or information would be great.I just keep waiting for it to happen again and its stressing me out. I am a 60 year old female

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    Well just an update rang doctors to see if letter had gone off and how long it would take for me to hear about an appointment doctor wasnt there but receptionist said letter had gone but she hadnt put urgent on it just routine. so it could be weeks before an appointment not happy with that. So I am going to ring doctor again on Monday and say is it worth me paying to see the specialist as far as I can remember its about £200. 00 for first appointment then you can go nhs after. Just dont want to be sat here worried for weeks waiting for this to happen again. A friend said it sounds like  (TIA) mini stroke
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    don't stress go see the neurologist.  The same thing happened to my son.  Not only did he have the double vision he got numb on the left side of his body he thought he was having a stroke.  he only had a slight headache.  They did test but said he had a migraine.  He couldn't understand it because i get really bad migraines and he didn't feel like his was bad enough.  he saw another doctor and he said the same.  it is probably a migraine but it is best for you to have a doctor tell you.
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      Thank you for replying to my post. I think its because since a friend saying it can be a tia I have googled it and when you put in double vision it always comes up with a mini stroke. I know stressing doesnt help but its hard not to its waiting for an appointment . Once again thank you for telling me about your son i hope he is ok now and doesnt get a lot of migraines 
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    Maggie, I am a 60 year old female as well. I had the same thing happen yesterday. No headache or warning signs. It lasted about 1 minute. I had it happen about 16 years ago a couple different times but not exactly the same either time. I think a neurologist is who to see but I havenèt done anything yet. Thought about a mini stroke but no numbness or paralysis at all. It is a mystery at this point. Hope you get answers soon. I also have a twin with the same thing that has happened to her. Our first experience with this was a few weeks after heart surgery about 16 years ago but the heart doc said it wasnèt related to the surgery.

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    I had surgery on both eyes (for shortsitedness and cataract on the other).  After my  surgery was done and sat on the driver's seat, I noticed seeing 2 wives on my right.  I told my  doctor about it and he said it will eventually syncronize by themselves.  5 years have no passed and the double vision has become worst.  I will be seeing next week my primary care doctor to seek referal so that, if surgery is performed again, it will be covered with my medicare. 

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