Also Known As: Strabismus, cross eyed
Strabismus (English pronunciation: /strÉËbÉªzmÉs/; Modern Latin, from Greek ÏÏÏÎ±Î²Î¹ÏÎ¼ÏÏ strabismos; cf. ÏÏÏÎ±Î²Î¯Î¶ÎµÎ¹Î½ strabizein "to squint", ÏÏÏÎ±Î²ÏÏ strabos "squinting, squint-eyed") is a condition in which the eyes are not properly aligned with each other. It typically involves a lack of coordination between the extraocular muscles, which prevents bringing the gaze of each eye to the same point in space and preventing proper binocular vision, which may adversely affect depth perception.
Strabismus can be either a disorder of the brain in coordinating the eyes, or of one or more of the relevant muscles' power or direction of motion. Difficult strabismus problems are usually co-managed between orthoptists and ophthalmologists.