Symptom: Double vision

Double vision: Seeing two images, overlapping images, shadow images, or ghost images (diplopia)
Introduction: The medical term for double vision is "diplopia". This occurs when two images are seen of one object. This specific symptom needs to be distinguished from other vision symptoms including blurred vision, shadow images, or other visual changes. Double vision or any visual changes need prompt professional medical investigation.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Double vision:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Double vision (49 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Double vision (1 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Double vision (12 conditions)

  • Disease information: see also Double vision condition information
  • Causes of Diplopia (6 conditions)
    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Double vision type of: Vision changes (114), Vision distortion (91)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Double vision: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Double vision as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Double vision: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Double vision as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
    • Recent dental anesthetic - may affect an eye's nerve.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Double vision: The following list of conditions have 'Double vision' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Basilar artery migraine ... double vision
  • Botulism food poisoning ... double vision


  • Cataracts ... double vision
  • Chiari Malformation ... double vision


  • Facial fracture ... double vision


  • Machado-Joseph Disease ... double vision
  • Multiple Sclerosis ... double vision
  • Myasthenia Gravis ... double vision


  • Squint ... double vision


  • Temporal arteritis ... double vision
  • Tick paralysis ... double vision


  • Wegener's granulomatosis ... Double vision

    Related medical articles for Diplopia:
  • Introduction: Diplopia
  • Basic Summary for Diplopia
  • Causes of Diplopia

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