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Exotropia MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Exotropia
Tree Number(s)
C10.292.562.887.650
C11.590.810.440
Unique ID
D005099
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005099
Annotation
do not confuse with ESOTROPIA, eye turning inward
Scope Note
A form of ocular misalignment where the visual axes diverge inappropriately. For example, medial rectus muscle weakness may produce this condition as the affected eye will deviate laterally upon attempted forward gaze. An exotropia occurs due to the relatively unopposed force exerted on the eye by the lateral rectus muscle, which pulls the eye in an outward direction.
Entry Term(s)
Alternating Exotropia
Divergent Strabismus
Exodeviation
Exophoria
Monocular Exotropia
Primary Exotropia
Secondary Exotropia
Strabismus, Divergent
Previous Indexing
Strabismus (1966-1982)
Public MeSH Note
90; was see under STRABISMUS 1983-89
History Note
90(83); was see under STRABISMUS 1983-89
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1982/04/28
Revision Date
2019/07/05
Exotropia Preferred
Monocular Exotropia Narrower
Primary Exotropia Narrower
Alternating Exotropia Narrower
Exodeviation Broader
Exophoria Narrower
Secondary Exotropia Narrower
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