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A form of strabismus in which one or both of the eyes deviate inward. Also called crossed eyes, cross-eye.

[New Latin esōtropia : Greek esō, within; see en in Indo-European roots + Greek tropē, a turning; see -tropic.]

es′o·trop′ic (-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk) adj.
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(of an eye) turning inwards
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Comparison of refraction in orthophoric hyperopic eyes and accommodative esotropic eyes.
Alves, "Biometric relationships of ocular components in esotropic amblyopia," Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia, vol.
We aimed to compare the wave amplitude of VEP between patients with esotropic and anisometropic amblyopic eyes and a normal group.
LASIK as an alternative line to treat noncompliant esotropic children.
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