Definition of Strabismus

1. Noun. Abnormal alignment of one or both eyes.

Exact synonyms: Squint
Generic synonyms: Abnormalcy, Abnormality
Specialized synonyms: Convergent Strabismus, Cross-eye, Crossed Eye, Esotropia, Divergent Strabismus, Exotropia, Walleye
Derivative terms: Squint



Definition of Strabismus

1. n. An affection of one or both eyes, in which the optic axes can not be directed to the same object, -- a defect due either to undue contraction or to undue relaxation of one or more of the muscles which move the eyeball; squinting; cross-eye.

Definition of Strabismus

1. Noun. A defect of vision in which one eye cannot focus with the other on an object because of imbalance of the eye muscles; a squint. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Strabismus

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Literary usage of Strabismus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"[It is thought proper to state again, in this place, that by many writers the word strabismus is used to signify the condition more correctly designated as ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1902)
"It is my opinion that there is a certain proportion of cases in which the amblyopia precedes the strabismus, and is one of the factors producing it. ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"In many cases after operations for the cure of strabismus by division of the muscle in one or both eyes, although great improvement follows the cure is not ..."

4. Manual of the diseases of the eye by Charles Henry May (1901)
"strabismus is distinguished from paralytic squint by presenting a normal range of movement of each eye, and the same deviation in all parts of the visual ..."

5. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"The following are the principal forms of strabismus:— 1. ... Of these different forms, by far the most frequent is strabismus convergens. ..."

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