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The condition in which a single object appears as two objects. Also called "double vision." (from medterms.com)
Symptoms of Diplopia
The following features are indicative of Diplopia:
It is possible that Diplopia shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
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Common Causes of Diplopia
The following are the most common causes of Diplopia:
cranial nerve palsies
Other Causes of Diplopia
The following are the less common causes of Diplopia:
misalignment of the visual axes
oculomotor nerve palsy
giant cell arteritis
Risk Factors for Diplopia
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Diplopia:
Prevention of Diplopia
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Diplopia.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Diplopia
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Diplopia:
Physical examination: To examine the eyes for diagnosis of diplopia
Complications of Diplopia if untreated
Yes, Diplopia causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Diplopia is left untreated:
implant migration to the skin and the maxillary sinus
communication between the orbit and the sinus
Procedures for Treatment of Diplopia
The following procedures are used to treat Diplopia:
Fresnel prisms: For the realignment of visual axis
Surgery: For extreme condition, surgery of eye can be done
Eye patch: For treatment of diplopia
Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Diplopia
The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Diplopia:
Acupuncture treatment: To tonify the liver blood to nourish the tendons of the eye
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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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