Divergent gaze. Also called external strabismus or, pejoratively, wall-eyed (like a walleyed pike).
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That type of strabismus in which the visual axes diverge; may be paralytic or concomitant, monocular or alternating, constant or intermittent. SYN: divergent squint, divergent strabismus, exodeviation (2), external squint, wall-eye (1). [exo- + G. trope, turn]
- A-pattern e. divergent strabismus greater in downward than in upward gaze.
- basic e. e. in which the strabismus is the same for near and far vision.
- divergence excess e. e. in which the strabismus is notably greater for far vision than for near vision.
- divergence insufficiency e. e. in which the strabismus is notably greater for near vision than for far vision.
- V-pattern e. divergent strabismus greater in upward than in downward gaze.
- X-pattern e. increasing divergence from primary position in both upward and downward gaze.

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exo·tro·pia .ek-sə-'trō-pē-ə n WALLEYE (2a)

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divergent strabismus: a type of squint.

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exo·tro·pia (ek″so-troґpe-ə) [exo- + tropia] strabismus in which there is permanent deviation of the visual axis of one eye away from that of the other, resulting in diplopia; called also divergent or external strabismus, and walleye. exotropic adj


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  • Exotropia — Classification and external resources ICD 10 H50.1, H50.3 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • exotropía — estrabismo divergente. Rotación anormal de uno o de los dos ojos hacia afuera (paciente artificial [véase http://www.iqb.es/diccio/e/eu.htm#exotropia]) Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010. exotropía …   Diccionario médico

  • exotropia — [ek΄sō trō′pē ə, ek΄sətrō′pē ə] n. [ModL < EXO + tropia, TROPY] a condition in which only one eye fixes on an object while the other turns outward; walleye: cf. ESOTROPIA …   English World dictionary

  • exotropía — Eng. Exotropia Ver estrabismo divergente …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • exotropía consecutiva — Eng. Consecutive exotropia Ver estrabismo consecutivo …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • exotropia — /ek seuh troh pee euh/, n. Ophthalm. strabismus in which one or both eyes turn outward. [1895 1900; EXO + Gk tropia a turning; see TROPE, IA] * * * …   Universalium

  • exotropia — noun A form of strabismus in which the eyes deviate outwards …   Wiktionary

  • exotropia — n. turning of the eyes outward (Ophthalmology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exotropia — ex·o·tro·pia …   English syllables

  • exotropia — n. divergent strabismus: a type of squint …   The new mediacal dictionary

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