What does strabismus mean?

strabismus in AZ Dictionary

(n) A visual problem in which one eye cannot focus utilizing the other on an object considering instability associated with attention muscle tissue. Also called squint.
(n) A defect of vision for which one attention cannot focus with the other on an object due to imbalance of the attention muscles; a squint.
(n) An affection of just one or both eyes, where the optic axes can't be directed towards the exact same item, -- a defect due both to excessive contraction or even undue relaxation of one or more of the muscles which move the eyeball; squinting; cross-eye.

strabismus in Community Dictionary

Misalignment of eyes in which one or both eyes droop(s) down, fixate(s) upward and/or turn(s) outward or inward, offering people the appearance of being cross-eyed and/or developmentally disabled. Often (wrongly) referred to as "lazy attention" or "wandering attention."Impairs typical eye-contact and impacts communications with other people, frequently leading to considerable personal stigma. Sufferers often feel very self-conscious, report problems with self-esteem, and deal with lifelong issues in personal relationships, romantic pursuits and job opportunities. by Danae VanallenReport definition

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  • Synonym for "strabismus"
    • squinting, cross-eye
  • Hyponym for "strabismus"
    • esotropia, convergent strabismus, crossed eye, divergent strabismus, wall-eye
  • Hypernym for "strabismus"
    • abnormality, abnormalcy
  • Cross Reference for "strabismus"
    • monolateral strabismus, convergent strabismus, strabismus deorsum vergens, absolute strabismus, divergent strabismus
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