Written by Dr. Rashida Shabbir Tankiwala , Diplomate of National Board (DNB) | 
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Apr 18, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What causes diplopia?

Diplopia occurs whenever the two eyes do not focus together on an object.

2. Can ignoring diplopia be dangerous?

Yes, new onset squint and diplopia may sometime be due to dangerous conditions like raised pressure in the brain, brain tumors and aneurysms. If ignored it can be disastrous hence diplopia requires immediate attention of your doctor.

3. Can cataract surgery cure diplopia?

Yes it can if the cataract is responsible for the double vision. It generally causes uniocular diplopia i.e. double vision even with one eye closed. Diplopia is generally seen in early cataracts.

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