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    Eye problem-name?

    What do you call this type of eye problem?(When people like at something but the eyes seem to be looking something else.)

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    Re: Eye problem-name?

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    What do you call this type of eye problem?(When people like at something but the eyes seem to be looking something else.)
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    I think it is "squint."


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    Re: Eye problem-name?

    I must admit that I was rather surprised by that definition of "squint" which, to me, is when you screw your eyes up small to try to read something or because there is a very bright light.

    For me, the child in the picture is "cross-eyed" or "boss-eyed", although admittedly the first usually means that both eyes look in to the centre. He might also be said to have a "lazy eye".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Eye problem-name?

    The medical term is strabismus.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary HarperCollins Publishers::

    strabismus n
    • abnormal alignment of one or both eyes, characterized by a turning inwards or outwards from the nose thus preventing parallel vision: caused by paralysis of an eye muscle, etc
      Also called: squint

    Etymology: 17th Century: via New Latin from Greek strabismos, fromstrabizein to squint, from strabos cross-eyed

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    Re: Eye problem-name?

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    (When people like at something but the eyes seem to be looking something else.)
    Thank you,emsr2d2, so very much for your precious help. I couldn't agree more with your feedback. Your version hit the bull's-eye. Great job! I think that "the eyes seem to be looking something else" is the closet in meaning to "the eyes look in different direction" Correct me, please?


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    Re: Eye problem-name?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
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    I think it is "squint."

    I would call it a squint. Strabismus is used by specialists.

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