Diplopia, commonly known as double vision, happens when the nerves that control your eye movement muscles become damaged. Normally, these eye movement muscles work together, but when double vision develops, a persons’ eyes may no longer work in tandem. When the images produced by each eye do not match, the brain misinterprets the information as two misaligned objects.
Occasionally double vision may only occur when someone is looking in specific directions, for example, all the way to the side, or straight ahead. It may also be aggravated by Overview Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms in mid-l... More or time of day. Cranial nerve palsies are the most common cause of binocular diplopia (67%) with half of these being abducent nerve palsies.¹
Managing Double Vision
A neuro-ophthalmologist will be able to prescribe the best options for your situation.
- Patching one eye to block out one of the two images
- Eyeglasses with specialized prizm lenses to realign images