Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A form of strabismus in which one or both of the eyes deviate outward.

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  • n. A form of strabismus in which the eyes deviate outwards

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An exaggerated exophoria amounting to actual divergent strabismus or walleye.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. strabismus in which one or both eyes are directed outward

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin : exo- + Greek tropē, a turning; see -tropic.

Examples

  • An exotropia with left hyper was noted at far/near.

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  • In the case of exotropia, one eye deviates outward (away from the nose) while the other fixates normally

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  • Abbreviations 6 to 10 emmetropia = EM exotropia = XT

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  • Studies have found children with intermittent exotropia aren't judged more harshly by adults, but they can have a harder time with other children.

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  • They concluded that more study is needed "to determine whether interventions for intermittent exotropia can decrease or otherwise alter the future development of mental illness."

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  • About 1 percent of developmentally healthy U.S. children are diagnosed with intermittent exotropia, in which the eyes do not line up and one looks away from the nose at certain times.

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  • Over the 20-year study period, 53 percent of the youths with intermittent exotropia were diagnosed with a mental health disorder, compared with 30 percent of the others.

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  • The study found that, among children with intermittent exotropia, mental health disorders were diagnosed in 63 percent of the boys and 47 percent of the girls.

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