Definitions for diplopiadɪˈploʊ pi ə

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  1. diplopia, double vision(noun)

    visual impairment in which an object is seen as two objects

    "diplopia often disappears when one eye is covered"

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  1. diplopia(Noun)

    An ophthalmologic condition where one perceives two images; double vision.

  2. Origin: diplo- + -opis

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  1. Diplopia(noun)

    alt. of Diplopy

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  1. Diplopia

    Diplopia, commonly known as double vision, is the simultaneous perception of two images of a single object that may be displaced horizontally, vertically, or diagonally in relation to each other. It is usually the result of impaired function of the extraocular muscles, where both eyes are still functional but they cannot converge to target the desired object. Problems with EOMs may be due to mechanical problems, disorders of the neuromuscular junction, disorders of the cranial nerves that stimulate the muscles, and occasionally disorders involving the supranuclear oculomotor pathways or ingestion of toxins. Diplopia is often one of the first signs of a systemic disease, particularly to a muscular or neurological process, and it may disrupt a person’s balance, movement, and/or reading abilities.

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  1. Diplopia

    A visual symptom in which a single object is perceived by the visual cortex as two objects rather than one. Disorders associated with this condition include REFRACTIVE ERRORS; STRABISMUS; OCULOMOTOR NERVE DISEASES; TROCHLEAR NERVE DISEASES; ABDUCENS NERVE DISEASES; and diseases of the BRAIN STEM and OCCIPITAL LOBE.


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