The rotation of the eye toward the midline of the body (in the direction of the nose).
How do you get it?
It can be inherited, or it may be caused by trauma, certain diseases, and sometimes eye surgery.
What is the treatment?
Treatment for adduction usually consists of eye patching, vision therapy or, in severe cases, surgery to correct the weakened muscles.
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