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Strabismus, more commonly known as cross-eyed or wall-eyed, is a

vision condition in which a person can not align both eyes


simultaneously under normal conditions. One or both of the eyes may
turn in, out, up or down.
Xerophthalmia is a progressive eye disease caused by vitamin
A deficiency. Lack of vitamin A can dry out your tear ducts and
eyes. Xerophthalmia can develop into night blindness or more
serious damage to your cornea, the outer layer of your eye.
This damage may take the form of white spots on your eyes
and ulcers on your corneas. Xerophthalmia usually can be
reversed with vitamin A therapy.
Gingivitis is a form of gum disease that happens when plaque, a
naturally-occurring sticky film containing bacteria, builds up on teeth and
causes the inflammation of the surrounding gum tissue. Plaque
produces toxins that irritate the gums.
Malocclusion refers to any degree of irregular contact of the teeth of the
upper jaw with the teeth of the lower jaw. This would include overbites,
underbites, openbites, and crossbites. There is no specific system of
deciding how much misalignment is too much.
Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop when
your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure. They most
often develop on the feet and toes or hands and fingers. Corns and
calluses can be unsightly.