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What does diplopia mean?


Diplopia means double vision.

It is usually caused by a misalignment between the two eyes when the image of the object you are looking at falls on different areas of the retina in each eye. As a result the object is perceived in two different places and therefore is seen double.

However, it can also be caused by a structural problem in one eye – for example if a cataract is present, leading to diplopia in one eye only.

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