Cyclotropia is the type of squint in which the eyes are twisted relative to each other, either
- Clockwise, or
Cyclotropia is one of several terms used to describe specific types of squint - that is, the different ways in which the eyes may be out of the usual alignment with each other. The term cyclotropia may be best-understood by comparison with the terms used to describe other types of squint:
Terms used to refer to the main forms of squint include:
Also, understand cyclotropia (the squint / misalignment of the eyes itself), with the tendency to this type of squint, for which the correct term is cyclophoria.
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