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orthoptics

 [or-thop´tiks]
treatment of strabismus by exercise of the ocular muscles.

or·thop·tics

(ōr-thop'tiks),
The study and treatment of defective binocular vision, of defects in the action of the ocular muscles, or of faulty visual habits.
[ortho- straightened + G. optikos, sight]

orthoptics

/or·thop·tics/ (-tiks) treatment of strabismus by exercise of the ocular muscles.

orthoptics

(ôr-thŏp′tĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The evaluation and nonsurgical treatment of visual disorders caused by imbalance of the eye muscles, such as strabismus.

or·thop′tic adj.
or·thop′tist n.

vision therapy

A clinical approach for correcting and ameliorating the effects of eye movement disorders, non-strabismic binocular dysfunctions, focusing disorders, strabismus, amblyopia, nystagmus and certain visual perceptual (information processing) disorders.

Alternative ophthalmology
A vision-enhancing method developed in the 1920s by an American optometrist, AM Skeffington. Vision therapy uses eye exercises and other techniques to retrain the eyes to function as a unit, and co-ordinate the brain’s processing of visual information needed for binocular vision; it is allegedly useful for lazy eye (amblyopia), crossed eyes (strabismus), problems of focusing (vergence and accommodation), oculomotor defects, learning disabilities, athletic performance and traumatic brain injury. While vision therapy may be of use in developing stereoscopic skills and improving visual field remnants after brain damage, there is no clear scientific evidence supporting the use of eye exercises to improve vision.

or·thop·tics

(ōr-thop'tiks)
The study and treatment of defective binocular vision, of defects in the action of the ocular muscles, or of faulty visual habits.
[ortho- straightened + G. optikos, sight]

orthoptics

A discipline, ancillary to OPHTHALMOLOGY, concerned mainly with the management of squint (STRABISMUS) in childhood and the avoidance of AMBLYOPIA. See also ORTHOPTIST.

orthoptics 

The study, diagnosis and nonoperative treatment of anomalies of binocular vision, strabismus and monocular functional amblyopia. See visual training.
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