Hypotropia is the term used to describe the type of squint (abnormal alignment of the eyes) in which one eye - it can be either the right-eye, or the left-eye - looks downwards in situations in which one would usually expect both eyes to be directed other than downwards, e.g. both eyes looking towards a specific test object.
Terms used to refer to the main forms of squint include:
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