Diplopia is an eye condition that is best described as seeing “double” vision. People who experience Diplopia will see two separate images of the same object, similar to the experience of being cross-eyed.
Diplopia can be caused by a wide array of conditions, some of which may be very serious. If you experience Diplopia, it’s important to seek medical attention as it may be a symptom of a serious medical condition that needs immediate treatment. Some of the more common causes of Diplopia include Alcohol Intoxication, Concussions, Multiple Sclerosis, or damage to specific cranial nerves responsible for controlling ocular movements.
Like most ocular conditions, treating Diplopia involves finding the root cause of double vision. As Diplopia is linked to a variety of serious conditions, the cures are as broad as the causes are. For people who want temporary relief from Diplopia, covering one eye may help relieve the irritating double vision that can be associated with Diplopia. Many people who experience Diplopia on a regular basis may start to notice that they can suppress their symptoms. Childhood suppression of Diplopia may actually cause more long-term harm than good for the eyes, as it may permanently alter how one sees.