double vision


double vision

noun

: a problem with the eyes that causes a person to see two objects when only one is present

Full Definition of DOUBLE VISION

:  diplopia

Examples of DOUBLE VISION

  1. He wore special glasses to correct his double vision.

First Known Use of DOUBLE VISION

circa 1860

double vision

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DOUBLE VISION

double vision

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Perception of two images of an object, usually caused by temporary or permanent eye-muscle paralysis. Normally, the brain fuses slightly different images from each eye by matching corresponding points on each retina. When an eye muscle is paralyzed, the image falls at a different point and the images do not correspond. Double vision may be an early symptom of botulism or myasthenia gravis and occurs in other infections, head injuries, and nerve or muscle disorders.

Variants of DOUBLE VISION

double vision or diplopia

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