Definition of Orthoptics

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

Generic synonyms: Intervention, Treatment
Derivative terms: Orthoptic, Orthoptist



Definition of Orthoptics

1. Noun. The study and treatment of muscular irregularities of the eye ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Orthoptics

1. 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. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Orthoptics

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1. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"orthoptics Orthoptists undertake the diagnosis and treatment of all types of squint and other anomalies of binocular vision, under the direction of an ..."

2. An Illustrated Treatise on the Art of Shooting: With Extracts from the Best by Charles Lancaster (1906)
"SINCLAIR'S orthoptics. JAMES A. SINCLAIR & Co., Ltd., 54, HAYMARKET, LONDON, SW Telephone: 8788 CENTRAL. Telegrams: "ORACULUM, LONDON. ..."

3. Sharpshooting for Sport and Warby William Wellington Greener by William Wellington Greener (1900)
"Gratis and Post Free on application. All Shots who experience a blurring of sights when aiming should get a copy at once. orthoptics OF ALL KINDS ^ -yy -w^ ..."

4. Illustrated Naval and Military Magazine: A Monthly Journal Devoted to All (1890)
"... and I could have stocked a very fair-sized shop with my assortment of verniers, orthoptics, goggles, fouling-moisteners, binoculars, &c. ..."

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