Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. david11's Avatar
    Senior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Tamil
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Nov 2011
    • Posts: 588
    #1

    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.)

  2. Odessa Dawn's Avatar
    Key Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia

    • Join Date: Aug 2012
    • Posts: 1,620
    #2

    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.)
    ***NOT A TEACHER***


    I think it is "squint."


  3. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 44,275
    #3

    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 - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  4. Moderator
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 25,713
    #4

    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

    Rover

  5. Odessa Dawn's Avatar
    Key Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia

    • Join Date: Aug 2012
    • Posts: 1,620
    #5

    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?


  6. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 60,190
    #6

    Re: Eye problem-name?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    ***NOT A TEACHER***


    I think it is "squint."

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

Similar Threads

  1. eye problem
    By Ju in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16-Apr-2011, 00:56
  2. [General] get the eye = give the eye
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-Jun-2010, 02:51
  3. My problem or my spell check's problem?
    By NarutoDude in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24-Mar-2010, 11:36
  4. Eye, eye, eye, eye, captain (cartoon)
    By thedaffodils in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-Oct-2008, 00:32
  5. educational problem vs education problem
    By pucubuwi in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-Oct-2006, 14:17

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •