Hypotropia is a type of Squint
(which is also known as Strabismus
and as Heterotropia).
Recall that a squint is an abnormal alignment of the eyes.
Hypotropia is the term used to describe the type of
squint (abnormal alignment of the eyes) in which one eye - it can be either
the right-eye, or the left-eye - looks downwards in situations
in which one would usually expect both eyes to be directed other than
downwards, e.g. both eyes looking towards a specific test object).
Terms used to refer to the main forms of squint
- Horizontal: Convergent Strabismus (also
- Horizontal: Divergent Strabismus (also
- Vertical: Hypertropia
(an eye looks upwards)
- Vertical: Hypotropia
(an eye looks downwards)
- Eyes twisted clockwise or anticlockwise relative to each
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of the eye, and definitions
of parts of the eye, a description
of the human retina, and definitions
of parts of the retina, and the section of short definitions
of clinical and surgical procedures re. eyes and human visual system.
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