strabismus

noun
stra·​bis·​mus | \strə-ˈbiz-məs \

Definition of strabismus 

: inability of one eye to attain binocular vision with the other because of imbalance of the muscles of the eyeball

called also squint

— compare cross-eye

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strabismic \strə-​ˈbiz-​mik \ adjective

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Those measurements were consistent with a diagnosis of strabismus. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Da Vinci’s possible vision disorder may have influenced his art," 18 Oct. 2018 The great Italian Renaissance artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci may have suffered from an unusual visual tic: an intermittent outward turn of the eye, clinically known as strabismus. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Da Vinci’s possible vision disorder may have influenced his art," 18 Oct. 2018 As dangerous as botulinum is, precise medical applications in tiny doses — best known as Botox — can treat several conditions, including incontinence, strabismus (crossed eyes) and, of course, wrinkles. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Poison," 25 Sep. 2018 There is a condition called strabismus that affects the alignment of the eyes. Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, "Learning to Commit, One Step At A Time," 6 Feb. 2018 Maybe Sartre’s worries about authenticity and absurdity had something to do with his strabismus, or wandering eye, or, less poetically, walleye. Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Surfing With Sartre,’ by Aaron James," 2 Nov. 2017 Understandably, strabismus is frequently accompanied by diplopia, or double vision. Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Surfing With Sartre,’ by Aaron James," 2 Nov. 2017 The problem is widespread, said Varma, even among children suffering from observable conditions, such as lazy eye (amblyopia) or crossed eyes (strabismus). Alan Mozes, chicagotribune.com, "Untreated vision problems plague U.S. preschoolers," 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of strabismus

circa 1684, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for strabismus

New Latin, from Greek strabismos condition of squinting, from strabizein to squint, from strabos squint-eyed; akin to Greek strephein to twist

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strabismus

noun
stra·​bis·​mus | \strə-ˈbiz-məs \

Medical Definition of strabismus 

: inability of one eye to attain binocular vision with the other because of imbalance of the muscles of the eyeball

called also heterotropia, squint

— compare cross-eye

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