The condition in which a single object appears as two objects. Also called "double vision." (from

Symptoms of Diplopia

The following features are indicative of Diplopia:
  • double vision
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:
  • strabismus
  • cranial nerve palsies
  • multiple sclerosis
  • myasthenia gravis
  • orbital injury
  • stroke
  • intracranial tumor

Other Causes of Diplopia

The following are the less common causes of Diplopia:
  • misalignment of the visual axes
  • oculomotor nerve palsy
  • intracerebral aneurysms
  • giant cell arteritis

Risk Factors for Diplopia

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Diplopia:
  • pre-existing strabismus

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
  • skin fistula
  • persistent diplopia
  • communication between the orbit and the sinus
  • periorbital cellulitis

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

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Diplopia.

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