Meaning of strabismus in English:


Pronunciation /strəˈbɪzməs/


mass nounMedicine
  • Abnormal alignment of the eyes; the condition of having a squint.

    ‘Ocular alignment is important because strabismus can develop at any age and can represent serious orbital, intraocular, or intracranial disease.’
    • ‘Other common surgical corrections include those for club feet, strabismus, ptosis, and reconstructions from disfiguring traumas and congenital and developmental abnormalities.’
    • ‘Visual impairment caused by refractive error, amblyopia, strabismus, and astigmatism is a common condition among young children, affecting 5 to 10 percent of all preschoolers.’
    • ‘It is unusual for children to develop strabismus as the only manifestation of underlying neurologic disorders, but acquired deviations related to specific cranial nerve palsies should raise suspicion.’
    • ‘Photoscreening can detect amblyogenic risk factors such as strabismus, significant refractive error, and media opacities; however, photoscreening cannot detect amblyopia.’
    squint, cross-eyes


Late 17th century modern Latin, from Greek strabismos, from strabizein ‘to squint’, from strabos ‘squinting’.