cyclophoria


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

cyclophoria

 [si″klo-for´e-ah]
heterophoria in which there is deviation of the visual axis of one eye from the anteroposterior axis in the absence of visual fusional stimuli.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cy·clo·pho·ri·a

(sī'klō-fō'rē-ă),
Abnormal tendency for each eye to rotate around its anteroposterior axis, the rotation being prevented by visual fusional impulses.
[cyclo- + G. phora, movement]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cy·clo·pho·ri·a

(sī'klō-fōr'ē-ă)
Abnormal tendency for each eye to rotate around its anteroposterior axis, the rotation being prevented by visual fusional impulses.
[cyclo- + G. phora, movement]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cyclophoria 

When binocular vision is dissociated (i.e. when stimuli to fusion are eliminated) one eye or both rotate about its/their respective anteroposterior axes to take up the passive position. If the upper portion of the eye rotates inward, it is called incyclophoria and if it rotates outward, it is called excyclophoria. It is usually caused by an anomaly of the oblique muscles. Cyclophoria is commonly associated with hyperphoria. There are various methods which can be used to detect cyclophoria: the Maddox rod test; the double prism test; the synoptophore with appropriate slides; the fixation disparity unit; Fresnel's bi-prism. Syn. periphoria. See cyclotropia; double prism test; Maddox rod test.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann