Pleoptics is the term used to refer to special techniques used by orthoptists for developing or restoring normal function of the most sensitive part of the retina in patients in whom this has been disturbed due to the effects of squint.
This definition may lead to the question: Who, or what, are "orthoptists" ?
Orthoptists are practitioners of "orthoptics" which is the use of non-surgical methods to treat abnormalities of vision and co-ordination of eye movements. The non-surgical methods involved may include specific eye exercises, chosen and recommended in each particular situation.
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- Definitions of parts of the retina
- Diseases and disorders of the human eye and the human visual system
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