One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Abnormal alignment of the eyes; the condition of having a squint.
squint, cross-eyesView synonyms
- ‘Ocular alignment is important because strabismus can develop at any age and can represent serious orbital, intraocular, or intracranial disease.’
- ‘Visual impairment caused by refractive error, amblyopia, strabismus, and astigmatism is a common condition among young children, affecting 5 to 10 percent of all preschoolers.’
- ‘Other common surgical corrections include those for club feet, strabismus, ptosis, and reconstructions from disfiguring traumas and congenital and developmental abnormalities.’
- ‘It is unusual for children to develop strabismus as the only manifestation of underlying neurologic disorders, but acquired deviations related to specific cranial nerve palsies should raise suspicion.’
- ‘Photoscreening can detect amblyogenic risk factors such as strabismus, significant refractive error, and media opacities; however, photoscreening cannot detect amblyopia.’
Late 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek strabismos, from strabizein ‘to squint’, from strabos ‘squinting’.
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