alternate cover test

n.

A test for detecting phoria or strabismus in which one eye is covered for several seconds, and then the other eye is immediately covered while the person's attention is directed to a small fixation picture.

Nearby words

  1. alternans,
  2. alternant,
  3. alternate,
  4. alternate angles,
  5. alternate binaural loudness balance test,
  6. alternate hemianesthesia,
  7. alternate host,
  8. alternate plumage,
  9. alternately,
  10. alternating


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