comitant strabismus

comitant strabismus
concomitant strabismus strabismus caused by faulty insertion of the eye muscles, resulting in the same amount of deviation in whatever direction the eyes are looking, because the squinting eye follows the movements of the other eye; called also muscular s. and concomitant squint.

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