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Double Vision – Seeing Double – Causes of Diplopia

What is Diplopia?

Diplopia is also known as Double Vision. It occurs when an individual sees 2 or more images of the same object. Diplopia is different from the blurred vision where a single object appears to be unclear.

The vision in humans is single Binocular vision. This means that the images from both the Eyes are recorded and processed by the Nervous System but it makes a single image. An interruption in this process can make a double vision.

The double vision may be present in 1 Eye known as Monocular or 2 images can be made from both the Eyes together known as Binocular.

Physiological Diplopia

Diplopia can be a normal phenomenon, for example, when focusing on an object that that is close up, another object in the distance can appear double. This is known as Physiological Diplopia. It is generally not noticed because the Brain has the power to suppress these double images.

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Treatment of diabetes focuses on two goals

Life is not over because you have diabetes. Make the most of what you have, be grateful. – Dale Evans

Diabetes is a chronic syndrome that is characterized by disordered metabolism and inappropriately high blood sugar. Diabetes is caused by inherited and/or acquired deficiency in production of insulin by the pancreas, or by the ineffectiveness of the insulin produced. Such a deficiency results in increased concentrations of glucose in the blood. The characteristic symptoms of diabetes are excessive urine production, excessive thirst and increased fluid intake and sometimes even blurred vision.

Type I or Juvenile diabetes is a type of diabetes that begins during childhood or adolescence. In this type of diabetes, the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Taking daily injections of insulin treats this condition. For this reason, this type of diabetes is also called insulin-dependent diabetes.

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