DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for exotropia

Exotropia [DOID:1143]

Exotropia (from Greek εξοτρὀπια, εξο "exo" meaning "to exit" or "move out of" and τρὀπειν "tropein" meaning "to turn") is a form of strabismus where the eyes are deviated outward. It is the opposite of esotropia. People with exotropia often experience crossed diplopia. Intermittent exotropia is a fairly common condition. "Sensory exotropia" occurs in the presence of poor vision. Infantile exotropia (sometimes called "congenital exotropia") is seen during the first year of life, and is less common than "essential exotropia" which usually becomes apparent several years later.

Synonyms:  exotropia,  DOID:1143,  Divergent Strabismus,  Divergent concomitant strabismus,  Divergent concomitant strabismus (disorder) ...