orthoptics


orthoptics
The study and treatment of muscular irregularities of the eye

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  • Orthoptics — (from the Greek words ortho meaning straight , and optikas meaning vision [1]) is a discipline dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of defective eye movement and coordination (such as nystagmus), binocular vision, and amblyopia by eye care… …   Wikipedia

  • orthoptics — ► PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. ) ▪ the study or treatment of irregularities of the eyes, especially those of the eye muscles. DERIVATIVES orthoptic adjective orthoptist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • orthoptics — The study and treatment of defective binocular vision, of defects in the action of the ocular muscles, or of faulty visual habits. [ortho straightened + G. optikos, sight] * * * or·thop·tics tiks n pl but sing or pl in constr the treatment or the …   Medical dictionary

  • orthoptics — n. the practice of using nonsurgical methods, particularly eye exercises, to treat abnormalities of vision and of coordination of eye movements (most commonly strabismus (squint) and amblyopia). Orthoptics also includes the detection and… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • orthoptics — /awr thop tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) a method of exercising the eye and its muscles in order to cure strabismus or improve vision. [see ORTHOPTIC, ICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • orthoptics — É”r θɑptɪks /ɔː θɒp n. straightening of the eyes (especially by exercises to strength the eye muscles) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orthoptics — plural noun [treated as sing.] the study or treatment of irregularities of the eyes, especially those of the eye muscles that prevent normal binocular vision. Derivatives orthoptic adjective orthoptist noun Origin C19: from ortho + Gk optikos… …   English new terms dictionary

  • orthoptics — or·thop·tics …   English syllables

  • orthoptics — /ɔˈθɒptɪks/ (say aw thoptiks) noun the study and treatment of abnormality of eye muscle function and the ability to use the eyes together. {orth(o) + optic1 + s3} –orthoptist, noun –orthoptic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • orthoptics — n. Med. the study or treatment of irregularities of the eyes, esp. with reference to the eye muscles …   Useful english dictionary

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