Pleoptics is the term used to refer to
special techniques used by orthoptists for developing
or restoring normal function of the most sensitive part of the retina
in patients in whom this has been disturbed due to the effects of squint.
This definition may lead to the question: Who, or what, are "orthoptists"
Orthoptists are practitioners of "orthoptics" which
is the use of non-surgical methods to treat abnormalities of
vision and co-ordination of eye movements. The non-surgical methods involved
may include specific eye exercises, chosen and recommended for each specific
This section includes short definitions
of clinical and surgical procedures concerning the eyes and human visual
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the list to the left. Other related pages include the diagram
of the eye, and definitions
of parts of the eye, a description
of the human retina, and the section about disorders
of the eye and visual system.
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