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Exophoria
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 H50.5
ICD-9 378.42

Exophoria is a form of heterophoria in which there is a tendency of the eyes to deviate outward.

Prevalence

Exophoria is particularly common in infancy and childhood, and increases with age.

Cause

Exophoria can be caused by several factors, which include:

These can be due to nerve, muscle, or congenital problems, or due to mechanical anomalies. Unlike exotropia, fusion is possible in this condition, causing diplopia to be uncommon.

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