Definitions for orthoptics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. orthoptics(noun)

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


  1. orthoptics(Noun)

    The study and treatment of muscular irregularities of the eye


  1. Orthoptics

    Orthoptics is a discipline dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of defective eye movement and coordination, binocular vision, and amblyopia by eye care professionals. There are five areas of treatment for orthoptic problems: ⁕corrective lenses ⁕strabismic-related orthoptics as an "eye exercise" is limited to the treatment of eye coordination problems by increasing the range of binocular fusion. ⁕eyepatching ⁕pharmaceuticals, such as cycloplegics ⁕surgery However the term orthoptics is sometimes used to refer simply to eye exercises which are a component of strabismic-related vision therapy.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Orthoptics

    The study and treatment of defects in binocular vision resulting from defects in the optic musculature or of faulty visual habits. It involves a technique of eye exercises designed to correct the visual axes of eyes not properly coordinated for binocular vision.

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