alternate cover test


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al·ter·nate cov·er test

a test to detect phoria or strabismus; attention is directed to a small fixation object, and one eye is covered for several seconds; then the cover is moved quickly to the other eye; if the eye moves when it is uncovered, a strabismus or phoria is present.
Synonym(s): cover-uncover test

al·ter·nate cov·er test

(awl-tĕr'năt kŏv'ĕr test)
A test to detect phoria or strabismus; attention is directed to a small fixation object, and one eye is covered for several seconds; then the cover is moved quickly to the other eye; if the eye moves when it is uncovered, a strabismus or phoria is present.
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