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Title: Diplopia

Author: DanHung Nguyen

Descirption:

Diplopia is commonly referred to as “double vision”, or when patients report seeing two images instead of one. The ability to fuse the two distinct images from each eye is a complex one requiring both a central or sensory component as well as a neuromuscular or motor component.  What is most concerning about sudden onset diplopia is that it can be the first manifestation of a systemic, muscular, or neurological disorder.

The first step in evaluating a patient with diplopia is a thorough history, including:

Physical exam:

Summary of Common Causes of Sudden-Onset Diplopia

References:

  1. “Diplopia (Double Vision).” April 13, 2017. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1214490-overview.
  2. “Red Flags in Neuro-ophthalmology.” Accessed September 17, 2017. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5365040/.
  3. Root, Timothy. OphthoBook. Amazon.com, 2012.

Identifier: Moran_CORE_24945

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