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stra·bis·mus

(stra-biz'mŭs), [MIM*185100]
A manifest lack of parallelism of the visual axes of the eyes.
[Mod. L., fr. G. strabismos, a squinting]

crossed eyes

(krôst, krŏst)
pl.n.

strabismus

Nonparallel positioning or movement of the eyes—usually of the vertical axis—due to decreased binocular muscle coordination with loss of stereoscopic vision and inability to focus simultaneously on a single point.
 
Aetiology
Extraocular muscle defects, neurotoxins, blindness, mechanical defects, unilateral vision obstruction in childhood, various brain disorders or systemic diseases, amblyopia, paralytic shellfish poisoning, botulism, haemangioma near eye, Guillain-Barré syndrome, Apert syndrome, Noonan syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, trisomy 18, congenital rubella, incontinentia pigmenti, cerebral palsy, Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome, pseudohyperparathyroidism.

stra·bis·mus

(stră-biz'mŭs)
A manifest lack of parallelism of the visual axes of the eyes.
Synonym(s): crossed eyes, cross-eye, heterotropia, heterotropy, squint (1) .
[Mod. L., fr. G. strabismos, a squinting]
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