hyperphoria


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hyperphoria

 [hi″per-fo´re-ah]
heterophoria in which there is permanent upward deviation of the visual axis of an eye in the absence of visual stimuli.

hy·per·pho·ri·a

(hī'pĕr-fō'rē-ă),
A tendency of the visual axis of one eye to deviate upward, prevented by binocular vision.
[hyper- + G. phora, motion]

hyperphoria

/hy·per·pho·ria/ (-for´e-ah) upward deviation of the visual axis of one eye in the absence of visual fusional stimuli.

hyperphoria

[hī′pərfôr′ē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, hyper + pherein, to bear
the tendency of an eye to deviate upward.

hy·per·pho·ri·a

(hī'pĕr-fōr'ē-ă)
A tendency of the visual axis of one eye to deviate upward, prevented by binocular vision.
[hyper- + G. phora, motion]

hyperphoria

The tendency for the line of sight of one eye to deviate upward relative to that of the other eye, in the absence of an adequate stimulus to fusion. If the deviation tends to be downward relative to the other eye or if the other eye in hyperphoria is used as a reference, the condition is called hypophoria. See kataphoria.
left hyperphoria (L/R) Hyperphoria in which the line of sight of the left eye deviates upward relative to the other eye.
paretic hyperphoria Hyperphoria due to a paresis of one or several of the extraocular muscles.
right hyperphoria (R/L) Hyperphoria in which the line of sight of the right eye deviates upward relative to the other eye.

hyperphoria

permanent upward deviation of the visual axis of an eye in the absence of visual fusional stimuli. Called also heterophoria.
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AC/A = accommodative convergence-to-accommodation, eso = esophoria, exo = exophoria, Hyper = hyperphoria, NA = not applicable, NRA = negative relative accommodation, Ortho = orthophoria, PD = prism diopter, PRA = positive relative accommodation, SD = standard deviation, SEM = standard error of the mean.
In DVD, each eye deviates upwards when it is covered, giving the appearance of alternating hyperphoria.
Some cases of fourth nerve palsy manage to maintain binocular single vision in the primary position, but are likely to have a hyperphoria in the affected eye.