- a pathological condition of vision in which a single object appears double (opposed to haplopia).
Origin of diplopia
Also called double vision.
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If no binocular fusion exists, then all possibility of diplopia is excluded.
For a long time tendency to convergent squint, which is combined with diplopia, has existed on the left side.
Diplopia is present in the whole visual field with increase of the deviation towards the right.
Diplopia continued to exist; single vision was only now and then possible for a short time.
At the beginning of 1880, I was informed that from time to time periodic squint had occurred with diplopia.
- a visual defect in which a single object is seen in duplicate; double vision. It can be caused by incorrect fixation or by an abnormality in the visual system
C19: New Latin, from diplo- + Greek ōps eye
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- A disorder of vision in which a single object appears double.
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