orthoptics


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or·thop·tics

 (ôr-thŏp′tĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The evaluation and nonsurgical treatment of visual disorders caused by imbalance of the eye muscles, such as strabismus.

or·thop′tic adj.
or·thop′tist n.

orthoptics

(ɔːˈθɒptɪks)
n
(Medicine) (functioning as singular) the science or practice of correcting defective vision, as by exercises to strengthen weak eye muscles

orthoptics

the art of treating visual defects by exercise and retraining in Visual habits. — orthoptist, n. — orthoptic, adj.
See also: Eyes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orthoptics - treatment of defects of binocular vision (such as strabismus and amblyopia) by nonsurgical measures (especially by exercises to strengthen the eye muscles)
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
Translations

or·thop·tics

n. ortóptica, el estudio y corrección de trastornos de la visión binocular y los movimientos oculares.
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