from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The evaluation and nonsurgical treatment of visual disorders caused by imbalance of the eye muscles, such as strabismus.

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  • noun The study and treatment of muscular irregularities of the eye

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  • noun treatment of defects of binocular vision (such as strabismus and amblyopia) by nonsurgical measures (especially by exercises to strengthen the eye muscles)


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