divergent squint


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  • divergent squint — or divergent strabismus, a squint characterized by the turning of the eye outward …   Useful english dictionary

  • divergent strabismus — noun strabismus in which one or both eyes are directed outward • Syn: ↑walleye, ↑exotropia • Hypernyms: ↑strabismus, ↑squint * * * divergent squint or divergent strabismus, a squint characte …   Useful english dictionary

  • squint — 1. SYN: strabismus. 2. To suffer from strabismus. convergent s. SYN: esotropia. divergent s. SYN: exotropia. external s. SYN: exotropia. internal s. SYN: esotropia …   Medical dictionary

  • Exotropia — Divergent gaze. Also called external strabismus or, pejoratively, wall eyed (like a walleyed pike). * * * That type of strabismus in which the visual axes diverge; may be paralytic or concomitant, monocular or alternating, constant or… …   Medical dictionary

  • walleyed — adjective having divergent strabismus • Ant: ↑cross eyed * * * īd adjective Etymology: by folk etymology (influence of wall) (I) from Middle English wawil eghed, part translation of Old Norse vagl eygr walleyed, from vagl beam, roost, beam in the …   Useful english dictionary

  • cover test — a test used to detect a suppressed strabismus (squint) in children. The child is asked to look fixedly at an object with one eye while the other is kept open but covered by the hand of the observer. The hand is then withdrawn: if the eye that had …   Medical dictionary

  • walleye — 1) the yellow walleye (Sander vitreus) is a popular North American sport fish with a milky cornea and prominent eyes 2) an eye with a milky white cornea, a light grey or bluish white iris, or an eye turned outwards to show more of the white of… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • crossed diplopia — double vision in which the image belonging to the right eye is displaced to the left of the image belonging to the left eye, as occurs in exotropia (divergent squint). Called also heteronymous d …   Medical dictionary

  • Nodal signaling — is a signal transduction pathway that is important in pattern formation and differentiation during embryo development.[1] The nodal family of proteins, a subset of the transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) superfamily, is responsible for… …   Wikipedia

  • Strabismus — A condition in which the visual axes of the eyes are not parallel and the eyes appear to be looking in different directions. In divergent strabismus, or exotropia, the visual axes diverge. If the visual axes converge, it is called convergent… …   Medical dictionary

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