ghost image

This is when you see double, but the second image is less bright and usually offset to the side of the main object you are staring at.  Ghost images are usually secondary to visual opacities such as a cataract or astigmatism. Upon further questioning, most people with monocular diplopia (double vision from a single eye) are often experiencing a ghost image or shadow rather than a true doubling of their vision.

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Dr. Timothy Root is a practicing ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon in Daytona Beach, Florida. His books, video lectures, and training resources can be found at:

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