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Just diagnosed with Diplopia

Lets get the basics out of the way.  51 yo female. 2.5 years dx DM II  Out of nowhere, I got double vision.  After 3 days of rest, went back to the doctor and was seen by ophthalmologist who diagnosed the diplopia. From what I have read in my file, I have intermittent exotropia.  Doctor released me with no further follow up or treatment until I meet with neuro-ophthalmologist in 30 days. What do I do in the meantime??  I am afraid to drive because of the double vision.  I can use my computer at home if I bring the font up very large and patch the 'bad' eye, but after 10 minutes or so, I get a migraine headache!! But at work, I use a program that not only uses small fonts, it is also lacking in contrast, which makes it difficult on my best days.  If I don't patch, one eye sees the screen and the other eye is looking at the wall!!  I don't know what to do between now and then.  Please give me some advice..  
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Phone the ophthalmologist who diagnosed and referred you!  I'm surprised the office sent you away without advice.
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They moved my appointment until this Thursday... so that's a bonus!!! I hope they can help me then.  My regular doctor gave me another week off work, so that will help, too.
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