a vision disorder in which a single object appears double; double vision
Origin of diplopiaModern Latin from Classical Greek diploos, double + ?ps (gen. ?pos); akin to ops, eye
See double vision.
- (pathology) An ophthalmologic condition where one perceives two images; double vision.
- In crossed or heteronymous diplopia, the image seen by the right eye is upon the left hand, and vice versa. In homonymous diplopia, the image seen by the right eye is on the right side, that by the left eye on the left side. In vertical diplopia one image stands above the other.
diplo- + -opia