Spanish MotoGP racer, Marc Marquez, reported having problems in the eye after crash in the Mandalika MotoGP warm-up session on Saturday (20/3/2022). After returning to Spain for further examinations, Marquez was diagnosed with diplopia..
According to MotoGP’s official statement, Marquez complained of uncomfortable vision when traveling back to Barcelona, Spain, on Monday (21/3/2022). He then made an emergency visit to the local hospital, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona.
“…with his trusted ophthalmologist, Dr. Sanchez Dalmau, who after examination confirmed the recurrence of diplopia suffered by the rider last November,” wrote MotoGP in an official statement.
Marquez then conducted a follow-up examination with the medical team led by Dr. Samuel Antuña at Ruber International Hospital in Madrid, Spain. Fortunately, the results of a general medical check for evaluation of all bruises caused by the incident at the Mandalika MotoGP, including MRI scans of the brain, confirmed the 29-year-old man had no other injuries.
What is Diplopia Mean?
Diplopia is the medical term for the condition eye when a person sees two separate images of the same object, or double vision Diplopia can occur in one eye (monocular) or both eyes (binocular).
In monocular diplopia, a person will see a double image even when one eye is closed. Whereas people with binocular diplopia will see two images only when both eyes are open.
This condition is more dangerous than monocular diplopia. Here are some types of binocular diplopia:
- Horizontal: When multiple images appear side by side.
- Vertical: When one image appears on top of another
- Diagonal: When images are moved horizontally and vertically to each other.
Diplopia can occur when there is interference between the eye and the brain to create a perception. As for the cause Monocular and binocular diplopia disease are different.
Causes of monocular diplopia include:
- Astigmatism, irregular shape of the cornea
- Dry eyes
- Keratoconus or korean thinning
- Retinal disorders
While the causes for binocular diplopia include:
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Brain tumors and cancer
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Head injury
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