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Print this definitionStrabismus

Strabismus is the term used to describe an eye turn. Please see further specific information under the headings Exotropia and Esotropia.

Print this definitionSuppression

Suppression is where one eye is used in preference to the weaker eye, ie the brain may constantly or intermittently shut down visual input from one eye in situations where binocular vision cannot be readily achieved. This commonly is found in conditions of Amblyopia, Strabismus (Esotropia or Exotropia), Anisometropia.


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Diplopia (Double Vision)
Double vision usually arises when the eye muscles of each eye do not co-ordinate accurately, causing the position of one eyeball to not coincide with the other. Examination is necessary to ascertain if this is due to binocular vision problems or secondary to eye disease, hence requiring medical referral if this were to be the case. more