Double Vision otherwise referred to as Diplopoda is a condition that arises when you start seeing two images of same object or person. Many people know it as double vision and sometimes people experience diplopia in one eye or even both but on a more general note, double vision in both eyes is more serious than having it in one eyes.
Most times diplopia is due to something very serious like an underlying health condition that is causing various damages to your retina and nerves in the eyes. So in this article, we are going to have a look at some of the causes of double vision that should not be taken for granted. Just sit tight and enjoy this article whilst learning something new.
What Are The Causes Of Double Vision In Humans?
1. Diabetes; this is actually one of the leading causes of double vision in humans. If you have an uncontrolled blood sugar or very high blood sugar level for too long, it can cause diabetic retinopathy. This is in layman's terms, damages to the nerves in the retina due to diabetes or poorly managed blood sugar level. If your blood sugar level remains poorly managed, you will start having issues with your eyes which might even lead to double vision. It is for this reason that people who are diabetic are advised to always go for eye checkup every 6 months.
2. Brain Disorders; this includes stroke, tumors i.e. Brain Cancer, aneurysm and many other brain related problems. If you are about suffering stroke, there is every likelihood that you will experience double vision or have issues with seeing people and things as they are. If you are also suffering from brain cancer or migraines caused by brain disorders, you will also experience double vision for which the only way to address it, is to see a doctor for proper checkup to be done and treatment plan embarked upon for your own good.
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Diplopia is when you see two images of the same thing. You might know it as double vision.You might have diplopia in one eye or both. Generally, double vision in both eyes is more serious than if you have it in just one.
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