Jake Roberts Having Serious Health Issues

Jake “The Snake” Roberts, who has seen improved health in recent months due in part to help from Diamond Dallas Page, is undergoing tests at a hospital.

According to Page, as of about 10PM Eastern on August 28, Jake had been sick for several days, likely with double pneumonia.

He had complained a few days ago that he felt terrible, but wanted to make the date for Sinn Bodhi’s birthday show on Friday in Las Vegas.

On Wednesday, Roberts passed out on a plane, and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. He has been in and out of consciousness since then. He has been awake and asking about his condition and what he was doing in the hospital.

Roberts is undergoing a number of tests, including one where they found an unidentified mass in his head.

A range of conditions can cause double vision, including problems within the eye, such as the cornea or lens. Other underlying causes can involve muscles or nerves controlling eye function and movement, or issues in the brain. Some causes can be minor, such as astigmatism, or life threatening, such as an aneurysm or stroke. Visiclear can easily help you treat most of the regular eye conditions.

Read more about double vision diagnosis.

Double Vision Caused by Cornea Problems

The cornea is the clear layer that covers the front of the eye. Its main function is to focus incoming light into the eye. Problems in the cornea distort its surface, which can create double vision. Such problems include:

  • Astigmatism
  • Dry eyes
  • Infections such as shingles or herpes zoster
  • Scars caused by disease, injury or infection

Double Vision Caused by Lens Problems

Your eye’s lens works with the cornea to focus incoming light onto the retina (back of the eye). The lens is behind the pupil and changes shape as it focuses.

The most common lens problem that can cause double vision is a cataract, a clouding of the normally clear lens due to aging. Our eye surgeons can remove cataracts in an outpatient surgery.

Double Vision Caused by Eye Muscle Problems

Six muscles in your eye socket control your eye’s movement up, down, to each side and in rotation. Problems in these extraocular muscles include weakness or paralysis that prevent one eye from moving in coordination with the other. Eye muscle problems include:

  • Graves’ disease, a thyroid condition that affects eye muscles and causes vertical double vision, in which one image appears above the other
  • Strabismus (misaligned eyes), a weakened or paralyzed eye muscle that prevents the eyes from aligning properly

Double Vision Caused by Nerve Problems

Certain cranial nerves connect the brain to the eye muscles to control eye movement. Some conditions that can affect or damage these cranial nerves and lead to double vision include:

  • Diabetes, a metabolic disease affecting your body’s ability to process blood sugar that can cause nerve damage
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome, a nerve condition in which early symptoms can occur in the eyes, causing muscle weakness
  • Myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks neuromuscular junctions involved in eye movement

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