Squint
Also known as strabismus, a vision problem in which both eyes do not look at the same point at the same time. 
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Squint

Also known as strabismus, a vision problem in which both eyes do not look at the same point at the same time. 

Symptoms:

  • One eye looks too far out or in, or up or down when the child looks directly at an object.
  • This sometimes happens in infants, but if it happens after 4 months of age or is persistent, it is problematic. 

Seriousness:

  • Have your child referred to an ophthalmologist by your doctor. 
  • The sooner the squint is treated, the better the chances of their vision developing normally. 

Treatment:

  • This may invlove covering the good eye with a patch, glasses, eye exercises and, in some cases, an operation.

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