Headaches in Adults

Double Vision or Aneurysm?

A new symptom of double vision, particularly in adults, may be a sign of a neurologic abnormality and should be evaluated by an eye doctor for signs of something serious.

In adults, the most immediate danger is the potential for an aneurysm causing a Cranial Nerve 3 Palsy.


  • New double vision
  • One eye that doesn’t track toward the nose well
  • Severe headache
  • Droopy upper eyelid
  • Enlarged pupil

These symptoms indicate a possibly an urgent and life-threatening situation. You should immediately go directly to the Emergency Room for an aneurysm evaluation. Most other double vision situations can be evaluated in your eye doctor’s office first.

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