A 28-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: double vision?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Two images: When two separate images which are displaced in space are perceived at the same time due to a misalignment of the eyes.
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Two images: Double vision can be caused by misalignment of the eyes, and thus two images would be seen separately. The images may be horizontally and / or vertically displaced, and they might overlap. Closing one eye would eliminate this double vision. Monocular double vision is seen with one eye alone. This is more of a ghost image rather than true double vision, and is usually from refractive problems.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.