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Exodeviations (from Greek εξοτρὀπια, εξο &quot;exo&quot; meaning &quot;to exit&quot; or &quot;move out of”) or divergent squint is primarily a neurologic dysfunction occurring as a result of certain obstacles to development or maintenance of binocular vision and/or defective action of the medial rectus muscles. Small exophorias are found in high frequency in the normal population and 60-70% of normal newborn infants have a transient exodeviation that resolves by 4-6 months of age.<sup>1,2,3</sup> Intermittent exotropia is an exodeviation intermittently controlled by fusional mechanisms. Unlike a pure phoria, intermittent exotropia spontaneously breaks down into a manifest exotropia.
  
 
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Exodeviations (from Greek εξοτρὀπια, εξο "exo" meaning "to exit" or "move out of”) or divergent squint is primarily a neurologic dysfunction occurring as a result of certain obstacles to development or maintenance of binocular vision and/or defective action of the medial rectus muscles. Small exophorias are found in high frequency in the normal population and 60-70% of normal newborn infants have a transient exodeviation that resolves by 4-6 months of age.1,2,3 Intermittent exotropia is an exodeviation intermittently controlled by fusional mechanisms. Unlike a pure phoria, intermittent exotropia spontaneously breaks down into a manifest exotropia.

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