All A to Z Topics

Diplopia

Syndication_logo
Introduction
Double vision (medically known as diplopia) is where you see two images of a single object either some or all of the time.
Symptoms of double vision
Double vision is where you see two images of a single object. It is sometimes confused with blurred vision.
Causes of double vision
Double vision can occur in one eye or both eyes and can be caused by several different conditions such as a squint or astigmatism.
Diagnosing double vision
If you have double vision, your GP will probably refer you to an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) at the eye department of your local hospital.
Treating double vision
If you have double vision, your treatment will depend on whether you have double vision in one eye (monocular) or both eyes (binocular) and the underlying cause.