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strabismus

Syllabification: stra·bis·mus
Pronunciation: /strəˈbizməs
 
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Definition of strabismus in English:

noun

Abnormal alignment of the eyes; the condition of having a squint.
Example sentences
  • Ocular alignment is important because strabismus can develop at any age and can represent serious orbital, intraocular, or intracranial disease.
  • Other common surgical corrections include those for club feet, strabismus, ptosis, and reconstructions from disfiguring traumas and congenital and developmental abnormalities.
  • Visual impairment caused by refractive error, amblyopia, strabismus, and astigmatism is a common condition among young children, affecting 5 to 10 percent of all preschoolers.

Origin

late 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek strabismos, from strabizein 'to squint', from strabos 'squinting'.

Derivatives

strabismic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • I have strabismic amblyopia in my right eye, and when I'm fatigued or stressed, my ‘lazy eye’ manifests; I have to concentrate to keep both eyes looking in the same direction.
  • The obstacles in the management of strabismic amblyopia could be social as well as medical factors.
  • We have to prescribe glasses for strabismic patients with special attention for accommodation as described above.

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