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Exotropia

A form of ocular misalignment where the visual axes diverge inappropriately. For example, medial rectus muscle weakness may produce this condition as the affected eye will deviate laterally upon attempted forward gaze. An exotropia occurs due to the relatively unopposed force exerted on the eye by the lateral rectus muscle, which pulls the eye in an outward direction.

Year introduced: 1990(1983)

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Tree Number(s): C10.292.562.887.650, C11.590.810.440

MeSH Unique ID: D005099

Entry Terms:

  • Divergent Strabismus
  • Strabismus, Divergent
  • Monocular Exotropia
  • Exotropia, Monocular
  • Primary Exotropia
  • Exotropia, Primary
  • Alternating Exotropia
  • Exotropia, Alternating
  • Exodeviation
  • Exodeviations
  • Exophoria
  • Secondary Exotropia
  • Exotropia, Secondary

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