Diplopia (Double Vision) Questions & Answers

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Jitander Dudee, MD, MA(Cantab), FACS, FRCOphth; Chief Editor: Andrew G Lee, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is the clinical background of diplopia?

How does the risk for diplopia in vary in different animals?

What is the pathophysiology of diplopia?

What is the prevalence of diplopia in the US?

What is the global incidence of diplopia?

What is the mortality/morbidity associated with diplopia?

What are the demographics of diplopia?

What is the prognosis of diplopia?

What should patients with diplopia be educated about?

Presentation

What is the role of the clinical history in the evaluation of diplopia?

What are the clinically significant symptoms of diplopia?

What are the relevant aspects of the clinical history in the evaluation of diplopia?

What are physical exam findings in diplopia?

How are ocular motor functions evaluated in patients with suspected diplopia?

How is an anatomic evaluation performed in the assessment of diplopia?

What causes diplopia?

What are the complications of diplopia?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Diplopia (Double Vision)?

Workup

Which lab studies are indicated in the diagnosis of diplopia?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of diplopia?

When are imaging studies indicated in the workup of diplopia?

What is the role of cover-uncover test in the workup of diplopia?

What is the role of Tensilon test in the workup of diplopia?

What is the role of a forced duction test in the workup of diplopia?

What is the role of a Lee or Hess screen in the workup of diplopia?

What is the role of a Park 3-step test in the workup of diplopia?

How is a Park 3-step test for diplopia performed?

What is the role of single-fiber EMG in the workup of diplopia?

Treatment

What is the medical treatment for diplopia?

What is the surgical treatment for diplopia?

Which specialist consultations are indicated in the treatment of diplopia?

What activity restrictions are indicated in the treatment of diplopia?

What follow-up care is indicated in the treatment of diplopia?

Medications

Which medications are indicated in the treatment of diplopia?